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The Spinning Heart By Donal Ryan

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

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Summary

In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. This book captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation.

The Spinning Heart Summary

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

This is the winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2013. It is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. It is the winner of Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2012. "My father still lives back the road past the weir in the cottage I was reared in. I go there every day to see is he dead and every day he lets me down. He hasn't yet missed a day of letting me down." In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds. The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant. Donal Ryan's brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in literary fiction.

The Spinning Heart Reviews

"Funny, moving and beautifully written" -- Edna O'Brien "There's a powerful sense of place and shared history binding Ryan's many voices, their inner and outer selves, distilling a linguistic richness comparable to Under Milk Wood... Ryan's novel ... seems to draw speech out of the deepest silences; the testimony of his characters rings rich and true - funny and poignant and banal and extraordinary - and we can't help but listen." The Guardian "Powerful and affecting ... [a] superb, unforgettable and topical debut." The Times "Humane, funny, moving and relevant, this is extremely impressive stuff." Daily Mail "A formidable debut, with snatches of the savage comedy of Patrick McCabe and a wistful cadence all its own." Daily Telegraph

About Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan is from Nenagh in County Tipperary. The Spinning Heart, his debut novel, was published to major acclaim; it won the Guardian First Book Award in 2013 and the Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2012, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013. His second novel, The Thing About December, is published by Doubleday Ireland. Donal lives with his wife Anne Marie and their two children just outside Limerick City.

Additional information

GOR004923423
9781781620069
1781620067
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ireland Ltd
2013-06-27
160
Winner of Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards: Book of the Year 2013 Winner of Guardian First Book Award 2013 Long-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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