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Solar Bones

(2016)
A novel by

 
Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)

"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


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.

 
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Used availability for Mike McCormack's Solar Bones


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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 1-61695-853-7 / 978-1-61695-853-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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May 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 1-78689-127-1 / 978-1-78689-127-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 1-78689-129-8 / 978-1-78689-129-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
ISBN: 0-9928170-9-9 / 978-0-9928170-9-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tramp Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Solar Bones
Author(s): Mike McCormack
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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