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Solar Bones

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book
A vital, tender, death-haunted work by one of Ireland's most important contemporary writers, Solar Bones is a celebration of the unexpected beauty of life and of language and our inescapable nearness to our last end.

It is All Souls Day, and the spirit of Marcus Conway sits at his kitchen table and remembers. In flowing, relentless prose, Conway recalls his life in rural Ireland: as a boy and man, father, husband, citizen. His ruminations move from childhood memories of his father's deftness with machines to his own work as a civil engineer, from transformations in the local economy to the tidal wave of global financial collapse. Conway's thoughts go still further, outward to the vast systems of time and history that hold us all. He stares down through the "vortex of his being", surveying all the linked circumstances that combined to bring him into this single moment, and he makes us feel, if only for an instant, all the terror and gratitude that existence inspires.

Solar Bones is a masterwork that builds its own style and language one broken line at a time; the result is a visionary accounting of the now.

    

Praise for this book

"McCormack is one of our bravest and most innovative writers-he shoots for the stars with this one and does not fall short." - Kevin Barry


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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 1-4328-4893-3 / 978-1-4328-4893-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 1-61695-853-7 / 978-1-61695-853-4 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Solar Bones: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 1-78689-127-1 / 978-1-78689-127-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 1-61695-953-3 / 978-1-61695-953-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 1-78689-129-8 / 978-1-78689-129-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 0-9928170-9-9 / 978-0-9928170-9-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tramp Press
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
Publisher: Canongate Books
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
Publisher: Canongate Books
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
Publisher: Soho Press
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February 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
Publisher: Canongate Books
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