The Thing About December

This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is.

The Thing About December

The Thing About December

From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea 'A force of nature ... a life-enhancing talent' Sebastian Barry While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns. Set over the course of one year of Johnsey’s life, The Thing About December breathes with his grief, bewilderment, humour and agonizing self-doubt. This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is. Donal Ryan’s award-winning debut, The Spinning Heart, garnered unprecedented acclaim, and The Thing About December confirms his status as one of the best writers of his generation. 'His paragraphs are unnoticeably beautiful, his heart always on show, and he writes with a social accuracy that is devastating' Anne Enright 'Compelling and heartbreaking . . beautiful, yet simple and utterly convincing' Sunday Times

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The Thing About December
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Donal Ryan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-24 - Publisher: Random House

From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea 'A force of nature ... a life-enhancing talent' Sebastian Barry While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who
A Slanting of the Sun: Stories
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Donal Ryan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-24 - Publisher: Random House

An old man looks into the fearful eyes of a burglar left to guard him while his brother is beaten; an Irish priest in a war-torn Syrian town teaches its young men the art of hurling; the driver of a car which crashed, killing a teenage girl, forges a connection
The Spinning Heart
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Donal Ryan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-11 - Publisher: Random House

Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2013 Shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award 2014 Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 Winner of Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2012 “My father still lives back the road past the weir in the cottage I was
All We Shall Know
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Donal Ryan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-15 - Publisher: Random House

From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea 'Poetic, powerful and heart-rending' The Times 'An exquisite account of womanhood, friendship, prejudice and tradition that is both intimate in scale and awesome in achievement' Irish Independent Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. Her husband
Strange Flowers
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Donal Ryan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Penguin

A POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR From the Booker nominated author of From a Low and Quiet Sea, Donal Ryan's new novel follows the Gladney family across three generations seeking the true meaning of what it is to find home and love. In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney

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