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PICADOR SHOTS - 'The Use of Reason' By Colm Toibin

PICADOR SHOTS - 'The Use of Reason'

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Part of the "Mothers and Sons" collection, this book tells the story of a small time criminal who finds himself in too deep by stealing not just cash or jewellery - easy to take, easy to get rid of quickly - but four extremely valuable paintings. How do you quickly get rid of a Rembrandt, Gainborough and two Guard's without getting caught?
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PICADOR SHOTS - 'The Use of Reason' by Colm Toibin

In June, 2006, Picador launch Picador Shots, a new series of pocket-sized books priced at GBP1. The Shots aim to promote the short story as well as the work of some Picador's greatest authors. They will be contemporarily packaged but ultimately desposable books that are the ideal literary alternative to a magazine.

Colm Toibin's 'The Use of Reason' is one of the short stories that will published in his new collection, Mothers and Sons, this autumn. The Irish connection is the story of a small time criminal who finds himself in too deep by stealing not just cash or jewellery - easy to take, easy to get rid of quickly - but four extremely valuable paintings. How do you quickly get rid of a Rembrandt, Gainborough and two Guardis without getting caught, particularly in the climate of 1980's Dublin where you are being watched at all times. Can he trust the two clean-cut dutchmen who have come to do a deal? Can he trust his friends, his partners in crime, indeed his mother...?

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About Colm Toibin


Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of several novels, including Brooklyn, the 2009 Costa Novel of the Year, The Master, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize and winner of the LA Times Book Prize and the IMPAC Book Award, and The Blackwater Lightship, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize and the 2001 IMPAC Award. His non-fiction includes Bad Blood, Homage to Barcelona, The Sign of the Cross and Love in a Dark Time. He is also the author of two short-story collections, Mothers and Sons, which was awarded the inaugural Edge Hill Prize, and The Empty Family, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He lives in Dublin.

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GOR004488641
PICADOR SHOTS - 'The Use of Reason' by Colm Toibin
Colm Toibin
Picador Shots
Used - Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2006-06-16
80
0330445731
9780330445733
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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