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Strange Flowers

(2020)
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AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARD NOVEL OF THE YEAR

“Mr. Ryan writes conspicuously beautiful prose… The fleeting happiness and abiding melancholy of the asymmetry, heightened by the intimately rendered surroundings, brings out Mr. Ryan’s most sensuous and emotive writing.” The Wall Street Journal

From the Booker nominated author of From a Low and Quiet Sea, Donal Ryan's new novel follows the Gladney family across three generations seeking the true meaning of what it is to find home and love.


In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home in Ireland and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again.

Five years later, Moll returns from London. What - and who - she brings with her will change the course of her family's life forever. Beautiful and devastating, this exploration of loss, alienation and the redemptive power of love reaffirms Donal Ryan as one of the most talented and empathetic writers at work today.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A book so exquisite in its language it pushes me to want to write better … you will love the quiet world of Paddy & Kit Gladney and all it is their daughter Moll brings to their door. Beautiful." - Anne Griffin

"With each new novel Donal Ryan's ink seems to sink deeper into the page. In Strange Flowers he gathers together the fragments of broken lives and makes us something new and beautiful from them." - Rónán Hession

"Endlessly surprising and incredibly moving." - David Nicholls


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August 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Strange Flowers: The Number One Bestseller
Author(s): Donal Ryan
ISBN: 0-85752-522-0 / 978-0-85752-522-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Strange Flowers: The Number One Bestseller
Author(s): Donal Ryan
ISBN: 1-78416-304-X / 978-1-78416-304-4 (UK edition)
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June 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Strange Flowers
Author(s): Donal Ryan
ISBN: 0-14-313639-9 / 978-0-14-313639-2 (UK edition)
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Strange Flowers: The Number One Bestseller
Author(s): Donal Ryan
ISBN: 1-78162-041-5 / 978-1-78162-041-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Ireland
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June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Strange Flowers: A Novel
Author(s): Donal Ryan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Strange Flowers: A Novel
Author(s): Donal Ryan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Strange Flowers
Author(s): Donal Ryan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Strange Flowers
Author(s): Donal Ryan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Strange Flowers
Author(s): Donal Ryan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Strange Flowers: A Novel
Author(s): Donal Ryan
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Strange Flowers: The Number One Bestseller
Author(s): Donal Ryan
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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