A fascinatingly gripping book. Insightful and lyrical musings of a dying 75 year old Dubliner, Farley, as he reviews his life with dark wit and unsentimental honesty.
Farley is dying and we are by his side. As his mind begins to move back over his 75 years, Farley takes us into his past and with the comic wit of a true Dubliner unravels his life - its loves, its losses and its betrayals - right in front of our eyes.
'The most profound novel I have read for years... As I finished reading, I turned to the first page and began to read again.'
Stevie Davies, Guardian
'This stunning novel has as its core the pulsing heart of love that drives the circulation of every being... Extraordinary' Independent on Sunday
Publication date: 01/06/2012
Publisher: Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||1st June 2012|
|Author:||Christine Dwyer Hickey|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Christine Dwyer Hickey is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Twice winner of the Listowel Writers' Week short story competition, she was also a prize-winner in the prestigious Observer/Penguin short story competition. Her bestselling novel Tatty was chosen as one of the 50 Irish Books of the Decade, longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award, for which her novel The Dancer was also shortlisted. Her most recent bestseller, Last Train from Liguria, was nominated for the Prix Europeen de Litterature. She lives in Dublin.More About Christine Dwyer Hickey