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'He heard Daddy one time saying he was a grand quiet boy to Mother when he thought Johnsey couldn't hear them talking. Mother must have been giving out about him being a gom and Daddy was defending him. He heard the fondness in Daddy's voice. But you'd have fondness for an auld eejit of a crossbred pup that should have been drowned at birth.' While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns. Set over the course of one year of Johnsey's life, The Thing About December breathes with his grief, bewilderment, humour and agonizing self-doubt. This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is. Donal Ryan's award-winning debut, The Spinning Heart, garnered unprecedented acclaim, and The Thing About December confirms his status as one of the best writers of his generation.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ireland Ltd
ISBN: 9781781620090
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 332 g
Dimensions: 222 x 143 x 19 mm

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“Land greed”

24-year old Johnsey Cunliffe lives with his mother in a small Irish village on the family farm.
Over-protected by his parents and generally believed to be a bit simple he is grieving for his father who died of cancer... More

Hardback edition
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“Land greed”

24-year old Johnsey Cunliffe lives with his mother in a small Irish village on the family farm.
Over-protected by his parents and generally believed to be a bit simple he is grieving for his father who died of cancer... More

Hardback edition
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