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Carry Me Down - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE: Hyland, M. J. - SINED FIRST EDITION

Carry Me Down - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

Hyland, M. J. - SINED FIRST EDITION

ISBN 10: 1841957348 / ISBN 13: 9781841957340
Verlag: Canongate Edinburgh, 2006
Zustand: Fine Softcover
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SIGNED AND DATED first edition from Canongate. Clear sleeve protects the cover. Softback original. Booker Prize finalist, praised by Coetzee and Mantel and others. UNREAD signed and dated on the title page. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-10054700937

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Titel: Carry Me Down - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER ...

Verlag: Canongate Edinburgh

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Soft cover

Zustand:Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition...

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Ireland, 1971, John Egan is a misfit, 'a twelve year old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant who insists on the ridiculous truth'. With an obsession for the Guinness Book of Records and faith in his ability to detect when adults are lying, John remains hopeful despite the unfortunate cards life deals him. During one year in John's life, from his voice breaking, through the breaking-up of his home life, to the near collapse of his sanity, we witness the gradual unsticking of John's mind, and the trouble that creates for him and his family.

About the Author:

Prize-winning novelist M J Hyland was awarded the Hawthornden Prize and the Encore prize for her second novel Carry Me Down, and has been appointed to the Centre for New Writing at University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Creative Writing.Carry Me Down, which charts a year in the profoundly troubled family life of twelve-year-old John Egan in early 1970s Ireland, was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Her work has been acclaimed by the likes of Ali Smith, Hilary Mantel and J M Coetzee, who commented, 'This is fiction writing of the highest order.'

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