The Spinning Heart | Bord Gáis Energy Book Club
The Spinning Heart

The Spinning Heart

by Donal Ryan

Publisher:
Doubleday Ireland
ISBN:
9781781620083
Genres:
Fiction, Fiction > General, Irish Writing

“My father still lives back the road past the weir in the cottage I was reared in. I go there every day to see is he dead and every day he lets me down. He hasn’t yet missed a day of letting me down.”

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 Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant.

Donal Ryan’s brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in literary fiction.

You Might Also Enjoy

Teethmarks on my Tongue by Eileen Battersby
Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern
Holding by Graham Norton
The Glass Shore by Sinéad Gleeson

Other Books By This Author

All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan
The Thing About December by Donal Ryan