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Midwinter Break

(2017)
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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

"[A] wrenchingly intimate depiction of a couple in the chilly, hibernal years of their marriage…[A book] with rare and unexpected beauty." —Wall Street Journal


With Midwinter Break, a moving portrait of retired couple Gerry and Stella Gilmore’s marriage in crisis, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers. Through accurate, compassionate observation and effortlessly elegant writing, MacLaverty reveals the long-unspoken insecurities that exist between Gerry and Stella over their four-day holiday in Amsterdam, crafting a profound examination of human love.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"MacLaverty is a sweetly astute writer, a master of fine detail, compassing the quotidian, the intimate and the sacred. Midwinter Break shows us how ordinary and immense love can be." - Anne Enright

"MacLaverty's prose is deceptively simple and rewardingly straight-forward and efficient. But what he writes about in this much anticipated novel - the resilience and stress-lines of human love experienced over much time - is anything but simple and straight-forward. It’s the stuff of life." - Richard Ford

"Midwinter Break is a work of extraordinary emotional precision and sympathy, about coming to terms - to an honest reckoning - with love and the loss of love, with memory and pain. Full of scenes that are rendered with exquisite accuracy and care, allowing the most detailed physical descriptions to be placed against the possibility of a rich spiritual life, this is a novel of great ambition by an artist at the height of his powers." - Colm Tóibín


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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Midwinter Break: A Novel
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
ISBN: 0-393-60962-6 / 978-0-393-60962-2 (USA edition)
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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Midwinter Break
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Midwinter Break: A Novel
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
ISBN: 0-393-35623-X / 978-0-393-35623-6 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Midwinter Break
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Midwinter Break
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
ISBN: 1-78733-021-4 / 978-1-78733-021-4 (UK edition)
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Midwinter Break: A Novel
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
ISBN: 1-68168-677-5 / 978-1-68168-677-6 (USA edition)
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Midwinter Break: A Novel
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August 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Midwinter Break
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
ISBN: 1-4894-0179-2 / 978-1-4894-0179-3 (Australia edition)
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August 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Midwinter Break
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ISBN: 1-4894-0180-6 / 978-1-4894-0180-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Midwinter Break
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Midwinter Break
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Midwinter Break
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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August 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Midwinter Break: A Novel
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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August 2017 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Midwinter Break
Author(s): Bernard MacLaverty
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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