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My Coney Island Baby (Hardback)
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My Coney Island Baby (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 17/01/2019

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On a bitterly cold winter's afternoon, Michael and Caitlin escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit rendez-vous. Once a month, for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven. These precious, hidden hours are their only nourishment. But now, amid the howling of an angry snowstorm, the shut-down, out-of-season resort feels like the edge of the world. And their lives, suddenly, are on the brink - with news of serious illness on one side, and a move to the Midwest on the other. And so, after half a lifetime spent in secret, certain long-avoided facts need to be faced, consequences examined, decisions made, and - perhaps - chances finally taken.

A quiet, intense drama of late-flowering intimacy, My Coney Island Baby condenses, within the course of a single day, the histories, landscapes, tragedies and moments of wonder that constitute the lives of two people who, although born worlds apart, have been drawn together.

O'Callaghan, a masterful prose stylist, has created a devastatingly powerful novel about two unforgettable characters and the choices they have made. This is a book full of sorrow, but also radiant with beauty, longing and breathless desire.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787330917
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 377 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 26 mm

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Terence, Bookseller Newry

“A Work of Honest Beauty”

I was intrigued to read this book, primarily by its title, which seemed to reference a Lou Reed album of the same name (and in particular its title track of the same name).

Although I was (mildly) disappointed that... More

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Kieran at Liverpool One

“Vivid and Raw”

In reviewing 'My Coney Island Baby', I requested a proof copy of the book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.

My Coney Island Baby tells the story of Michael and Caitlin, individuals... More

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