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Beatlebone

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A searing, surreal novel that blends fantasy and reality - and Beatles fandom - from one of literature's most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane

It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought eleven years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to calm his unquiet soul in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour.
Beatlebone is a tour de force of language and literary imagination that marries the most improbable elements to the most striking effect. It is a book that only Kevin Barry would attempt, let alone succeed in pulling off - a Hibernian high wire act of courage, nerve, and great beauty.

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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 0-345-81048-1 / 978-0-345-81048-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 0-385-54029-9 / 978-0-385-54029-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-78211-613-3 / 978-1-78211-613-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 0-345-81049-X / 978-0-345-81049-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-101-91133-6 / 978-1-101-91133-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-78211-616-8 / 978-1-78211-616-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-78211-614-1 / 978-1-78211-614-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-5113-2204-7 / 978-1-5113-2204-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-5113-2205-5 / 978-1-5113-2205-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-5100-3022-0 / 978-1-5100-3022-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2015 : Audio CD
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Esq Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-5113-2201-2 / 978-1-5113-2201-0
Publisher:
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November 2015 : Audio CD
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-5113-2202-0 / 978-1-5113-2202-7
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2015 : MP3 CD
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
ISBN: 1-5113-2203-9 / 978-1-5113-2203-4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   


November 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beatlebone
Author(s): Kevin Barry
Publisher: Canongate Books
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