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Mary Costello - Academy Street - 9781782114185 - 9781782114185
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Academy Street

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Description for Academy Street Hardcover. The heart-breaking and evocative debut novel by critically acclaimed Irish writer, Mary Costello Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 225 x 367 x 19. Weight in Grams: 322.
She stood on the edge of the grass. She hovered between worlds, deciphering the ground, tracing in mid-air the hall, the dining-room, the stairs. She was despairingly close to home now, to the rooms and the voices that contained the first names for home. Memories abounded and her heart pounded and history broke in . . . Growing up in the west of Ireland in the 1940s Tess is a shy introverted child. But beneath her quiet exterior lies a heart of fire. A fire that will later drive her to make her home among the hurly burly of ... Read more

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About Mary Costello
Mary Costello grew up in County Galway. Her collection of short stories, The China Factory, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. Her stories have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on radio. She lives in Dublin. Her debut novel, Academy Street, has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2014 and the Irish Book Awards Novel ... Read more

Reviews for Academy Street
Packed with emotional intensity

Sunday Times

A writer of huge ability . . . Brings to mind John Williams's resurrected masterpiece, Stoner


To recount a life story in a novel is a difficult task. To do so with brevity and unsentimental honesty takes greatness. Academy Street ... Read more

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