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This is an auction for THE SPINNING HEART by Donal Ryan.

"Funny, moving and beautifully written."
- Edna O'Brien

"Donal Ryan's precise and evocative debut is a textured account of a community as it was during a brief moment of time. This is an exciting, relevant and believable novel about the lost and the wounded that listens to the present without discarding either the sins of the fathers or the literary legacy of the past."
- The Irish Times

"There's a powerful sense of place and shared history binding Ryan's many voices, their inner and outer selves, distilling a linguistic richness comparable to Under Milk Wood... Ryan's novel seems to draw speech out of the deepest silences; the testimony of his characters rings rich and true - funny and poignant and banal and extraordinary - and we can't help but listen."
- The Guardian

"Powerful and affecting... a superb, unforgettable and topical debut."
- The Times

Amazon.com review:

"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. This novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2013.

156 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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