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Hand in the Fire

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
You have a funny way of doing things here. The voice is that of Vid Cosic, a Serbian immigrant whose immediate friendship with a young Dublin lawyer, Kevin Concannon, is overshadowed by a violent incident in which a man is left for dead in the street one night. The legal fallout forces them into an ever closer, uncertain partnership, drawing Vid right into the Concannon family, working for them as a carpenter on a major renovation project and becoming more and more involved in their troubled family story. While he claims to have lost his own memory in a serious accident back home in Serbia, he cannot help investigating the emerging details of a young woman from Connemara who was denounced by the church and whose pregnant body was washed up on the Aran Islands many years ago. Was it murder or suicide? And what dark impact does this event in the past still have on the Concannon family now? As the deadly echo of hatred and violence begins to circle closer around them, Vid finds this spectacular Irish friendship coming under increasing threat with fatal consequences. Drawing on his own speckled, Irish-German background, Hugo Hamilton has given us a highly compelling and original view of contemporary Ireland, the nature of welcome and the uneasy trespassing into a new country.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A great international writer. His is the voice of the migrant, the stranger and the traveller in us all." - Anne Enright


Used availability for Hugo Hamilton's Hand in the Fire

Hardback Editions

September 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hand In The Fire
Author(s): Hugo Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4448-0825-7 / 978-1-4448-0825-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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April 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hand in the Fire
Author(s): Hugo Hamilton
ISBN: 0-00-732482-0 / 978-0-00-732482-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hand in the Fire
Author(s): Hugo Hamilton
ISBN: 0-00-732483-9 / 978-0-00-732483-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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March 2011 : Paperback
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Title: [(Hand in the Fire)] [ By (author) Hugo Hamilton ] [March, 2011]
Author(s): Hugo Hamilton
Publisher: FOURTH ESTATE LTD
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hand in the Fire
Author(s): Hugo Hamilton
ISBN: 0-00-736556-X / 978-0-00-736556-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hand in the Fire
Author(s): Hugo Hamilton
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU