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This is the Ritual
Author: Rob Doyle

ISBN: 9781408865361
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27 January 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.7 x 1.5
A bold, original and ambitious collection of stories from the author of the Irish Book Award-shortlisted Here Are The Young Men - a powerful and fearless new literary voice.

Jean-Paul Finnegan stands on board the Ulysses ferry heading home to Ireland. 'Not one person in Ireland has even read Joyce!' he rants madly, terrifying the passengers around him. A young man in the grip of a dark depression roams the vast, formless landscape of a Dublin industrial park where he meets a strange vagrant in the grip of a dangerous ideology. A woman fleeing the break-up of a long term relationship finds herself taking part in an unusual sleep experiment. A man obsessed with Nietzsche ends up desperately clinging to his girlfriend's red shoes.

Amongst these masterful and original stories lurk characters that straddle the boundary between fiction and nonfiction.

What did happen to Killian Turner, Ireland's vanished literary outlaw? Or the Glaswegian novelist Malcolm Donnelly? And just who is Rob Doyle?

Exploring notions of masculinity, failed idealism, sex and ...

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