Donal Ryan’s three carefully crafted portraits of three differently damaged men, tied together with tender skill and compassion.

Farouk’s country has been torn apart by war. Lampy’s heart has been laid waste by Chloe. John’s past torments him as he nears his end. The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.

The Man Booker Prize 2018
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Doubleday Ireland
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Donal Ryan

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Donal Ryan is a writer and lecturer from County Tipperary.
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