The Spinning Heart (Hardback)
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Hardback Published: 27/06/2013
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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.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ireland Ltd
ISBN: 9781781620069
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 222 x 143 x 16 mm

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“An unusual, clever, challenging novel”

This is a very cleverly constructed book and I'll be honest: I probably need to read it again to fully appreciate it. A succession of different people in a small modern Irish town - experiencing the collapse of... More

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Joe at Doncaster

“A very enjoyable debut”

The Waterstones 11 list delivers again!

This is an enjoyable and compelling read, told from multiple viewpoints as the characters reveal life in post-housing-crash Ireland of the 2000s in a conversational and easy to... More

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“Excellent”

The Spinning Heart is a stunning book. It is set in a small town just after Ireland's financial collapse. It is cleverly constructed, describing the impact of the collapse through events in the town as told by 21... More

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