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The River and Enoch O'Reilly

(2013)
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A small Irish town. A river flood. The return of a prodigal son. On the banks of the river Rua, when the rains have stopped and the waters receded, nine bodies are found. What took them to the river?

Enoch O'Reilly, a self-made preacher and Elvis impersonator claiming to be just returned to Ireland from America, launches a radio show Revival Hour. It enjoys a short but spectacular run, and its disastrous end forces Enoch back to the family home. There he finds clues to a mythic connection between the dead - this brotherhood of the flood - the natural rhythms of the earth, a secret language called riverish, and his lost father.

Conjuring together various traditions - gothic, Irish, Southern, musical, poetic, our deep connections to stories, to our homelands, and to nature - Peter Murphy establishes himself as one of Ireland's newest literary wonders.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The River and Enoch O'Reilly
Author(s): Peter Murphy
ISBN: 0-547-90477-0 / 978-0-547-90477-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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September 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The River and Enoch O'Reilly
Author(s): Peter Murphy
Publisher: Mariner Books
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