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22%OFFWilliam Wall - This is the Country - 9780340822166 - V9780340822166
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This is the Country

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Description for This is the Country Paperback. A startling light is cast into Ireland's darker corners in the new Booker-longlisted novel by the author of THE MAP OF TENDERNESS Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 18. Weight in Grams: 202.

In an Ireland far removed from the familiar images of travel brochures, a bright teenager is heading for trouble: son of a single mother who has given up, rarely at school, taking drugs, and hovering on the fringes of the city's criminal underworld.

When he falls for Pat The Baker's sister his life changes irrevocably, not least because when she gets pregnant, Pat breaks his legs. But as he tries to make a new start and adjust to being a lover and father, he realises he cannot evade vengeance forever.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780340822166
SKU
V9780340822166
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-10

About William Wall
William Wall's three previous novels, ALICE FALLING, MINDING CHILDREN and THE MAP OF TENDERNESS, have all been published by Sceptre to critical acclaim. He is also an award winning poet and short story writer, and the author of several works of fiction for children. He is married with two children and lives in County Cork, Ireland.

Reviews for This is the Country
A genuine literary talent, with a poet's gift for apposite, wry observation, dialogue and character . . . a masterful, ironic book of loss and bitter optimism, money and poverty, the impossible divide between city and country
Guardian
[An] elegiac tale of loss and dispossession . . . Wall is too astringent a storyteller to fob his readers ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for This is the Country


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