Donal Ryan captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland in this dark, witty and technically daring portrait of small-town life.

In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds.

The Man Booker Prize 2013
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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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