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Published: 28/01/2021
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'Austin Duffy's uniquely dry, laconic style adds a subversive and compelling charge to this moving and intense story of the relationship between a father and daughter. A terrific novel' - William Boyd

When Wolf's recently-estranged wife Miriam dies from cancer, his entire world is turned upside down. Wolf and his daughter, Ruth, travel to New York from London to scatter Miriam's ashes in the Hudson River. During the ten High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur they connect up with Miriam's conservative Jewish family, who are adamantly against Miriam's choice of burial. Battling the antagonism of Miriam's Orthodox family, Wolf is also coming to terms with his own hopes to put right wrongs before it's too late.

A tenderly written story of time, grief and memory, Ten Days delves deep into the complicated love between a father and daughter and the bonds of marriage over older family ties.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783786305
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 16 mm


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Austin Duffy's uniquely dry, laconic style adds a subversive and compelling charge to this moving and intense story of the relationship between a father and daughter. A terrific novel - William Boyd

A family epic that eddies in the wider current of history, and an incrementally devastating story of grief, guilt and memory - Gavin Corbett, author of, This is the Way

The moral propulsion behind this sad, bittersweet tale, and its sheer cleverness, had me reading into the early hours... Duffy displays enormous skill and subtlety... [he] can delineate character well... [and] he can write beautifully too... This is a quietly wonderful novel, full of resonance yet unforgiving in its gaze, and one where, the more you look into it, the more you will find - Sunday Times

This novel is rooted in sadness... What this novel shows however is that no matter how unfair the world can be, life and love continues.... The writing in this book is so exquisite it helps the reader navigate the emotion and brings us to a deep understanding of Wolf's world and its challenges. Other characters too are sympathetically drawn. This is neither an easy nor a comforting read but it is thoughtful, gentle and beautifully crafted - RTÉ guide

A beautifully wrought, deeply affecting novel - Anne Cunningham, Connaught Telegraph

Piercing... an endearingly plaintive novel that strikes a chord it knows well how to play - Big Issue

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“Austin Duffy - Ten Days”

When his wife Miriam days from cancer, Wolf has to take care of their 16-year-old daughter Ruth whom he hardly knows since the couple has been separated for quite some time. Miriam had one last wish: to have her ashes... More

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“Written from the heart”

A truly lovely story, written sensitively and a reminder of how fragile relationships can be.
Full of warmth this book will leave you with lots to think about particularly where your priorities lie.

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