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The Spinning Heart

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
"My father still lives back the road past the weir in the cottage I was reared in. I go there every day to see is he dead and every day he lets me down. He hasn't yet missed a day of letting me down."

In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds.

The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant.

Donal Ryan's brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in literary fiction.


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August 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: The Spinning Heart
Author(s): Donal Ryan
ISBN: 1-4448-2061-3 / 978-1-4448-2061-4 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Spinning Heart
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ISBN: 1-84351-274-2 / 978-1-84351-274-5 (UK edition)
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Spinning Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Donal Ryan
ISBN: 1-58642-224-3 / 978-1-58642-224-0 (USA edition)
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ISBN: 1-78162-008-3 / 978-1-78162-008-3 (UK edition)
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Title: The Spinning Heart
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ISBN: 1-78162-007-5 / 978-1-78162-007-6 (UK edition)
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December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Spinning Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Donal Ryan
Publisher: steerforth press l.l.c.
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December 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Spinning Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Donal Ryan
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February 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Spinning Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Donal Ryan
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October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Spinning Heart
Author(s): Donal Ryan
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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