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"Devised and edited" by Dermot Bolger, Finbar's Hotel pools the efforts of seven acclaimed Irish novelists -- Joseph O'Connor, Anne Enright, Colm Toíbín, Roddy Doyle, Jennifer Johnston, Hugo Hamilton, and Bolger himself -- in a humorous and suspenseful collaborative novel. A Dublin landmark since its glory days the 1920s, Finbar's Hotel has grown increasingly shabby with the years. Now, on a night shortly before the grand old hotel is to be demolished, its rooms and corridors echo one last time with the voices of a curious collection of guests. On his first stay in a hotel, the middle-aged occupant of room 101 ponders the mysteries of the minibar and room service before charging out on the town in search of alcohol and adventure. Across the hall in 102, estranged sisters Ivy and Rose warily negotiate a long-avoided détente. A scorned lover turned catnapping desperado attempts to conceal his furry abductee in the wardrobe of room 103, while in room 107, a somewhat more accomplished thief goes stir-crazy plotting his escape with a small fortune in stolen paintings. Though none of the stories of Finbar's Hotel are expressly attributed, close readings of these self-contained yet cleverly interconnected stories will undoubtedly lead to much speculation about just which author is behind each episode.

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Finbar's Hotel
Author(s): DERMOT BOLGER Editor
ISBN: 0-330-39762-1 / 978-0-330-39762-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 1999 : USA Hardback

Title: Finbar's Hotel (Harvest Original)
Author(s): Colm Toibin, Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4177-0623-6 / 978-1-4177-0623-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

September 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Finbar's Hotel
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
ISBN: 1-902602-12-9 / 978-1-902602-12-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
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April 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Finbar's Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
ISBN: 0-15-600633-2 / 978-0-15-600633-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Finbar's Hotel
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
ISBN: 0-330-37007-3 / 978-0-330-37007-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Finbar's Hotel
Author(s): Dermot Bolger, etc
ISBN: 1-874597-63-4 / 978-1-874597-63-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
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September 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Finbar's Hotel (tpb)
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
ISBN: 0-330-36878-8 / 978-0-330-36878-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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