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Sean O´reilly - The Swing of Things - 9780571221325 - 9780571221325
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The Swing of Things

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Description for The Swing of Things Paperback. Noel Boyle, newly arrived in Dublin, is a man threatened by his past and petrified by his future. He aches for space and change, another run at things. Instead he runs into Fada, an utterly unreliable clown-like street performer, crazed by his own liberty and poetry. It turns into a dangerous collision for both of them.. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 125 x 195 x 22. Weight in Grams: 232.
Noel Boyle needs a new life and he has come to Dublin to find it. He dreams of transformation and renewal. But once there he finds himself haunted, both by the spectre of a young girl found drowned in the Liffey, and by Fada, a street performer and poet who seems to lure him towards trouble. Ablaze with stories of lives lived and lost, The Swing of Things is an exhilarating and beautiful meditation on the idea of escape and what it is that keeps us tethered to the world.

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Faber & Faber
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London, United Kingdom
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About Sean O´reilly
Born in Derry in 1969, Sean O'Reilly is the acclaimed author of the short story collection Curfew, and the novel Love and Sleep. He lives in Ireland.

Reviews for The Swing of Things
"'A major achievement; poised, raucous and real, and simply light years superior to anything published by his contemporaries... outstanding.' Irish Times; 'A striking account of the human debris left in the wake of "the Troubles"; like Raymond Carver played out to the sweet rhythms of The Pogues.' Independent on Sunday; 'Genuinely compelling.' Guardian"

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