The Spinning Heart
The Spinning Heart
A Novel
Donal Ryan

Recommended by Andy, City Lights Books

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 fiction.

Title The Spinning Heart
Subtitle A Novel
Author Donal Ryan
Publisher Steerforth
Title First Published 27 February 2014
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 1586422243
ISBN-13 9781586422240
Publication Date 27 February 2014
Main content page count 160
Weight 16 oz.

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