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Here They Come

(2006)
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Splitting time between a garbage-strewn apartment and an overly affectionate hot dog vendor, the observant thirteen-year-old at the center of Here They Come gives lyrical voice to an unforgettable instant - 1970s New York, stifling, violent, and full of life. Balanced between her enigmatic siblings, borderline parents, and a quiet sense of the surreal, she recounts a year of vivid, mundane moments with dark humor and deadpan resilience.


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Praise for this book

"Yannick Murphy's long-awaited Here They Come is a unique combination of rare linguistic lyricism with brutal and brilliant prose. It is an unrelenting portrait of family, terrifying for its honesty, its willingness to be ugly and elegant. Haunting." - A M Homes

"This is a hell of a book. You might not be able to finish Here They Come in one sitting, but it will haunt you till you do. What detail! What characters! I can imagine both Jane Austen and Raymond Carver poring over this masterly novel." - Frank McCourt

"Yannick Murphy is a uniquely talented writer who manages to turn everything on its head and make dark, funny, shocking and beautiful prose out of the detritus of growing up poor, fatherless, and cockeyed. She is fearless." - Lily Tuck


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Hardback Editions

March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Here They Come
Author(s): Yannick Murphy
ISBN: 1-932416-50-1 / 978-1-932416-50-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: McSweeney's
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Here They Come
Author(s): Yannick Murphy
ISBN: 0-8021-4319-9 / 978-0-8021-4319-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Here They Come
Author(s): Yannick Murphy
Publisher: Grove Press
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