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This Is Happiness

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Shortlisted for Best Novel in the Irish Book Awards
Longlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction


The most enchanting novel you'll read this year, from the acclaimed author of Man Booker-longlisted History of the Rain


'Lyrical, tender and sumptuously perceptive' Sunday Times

'A love letter to the sleepy, unhurried and delightfully odd Ireland that is all but gone' Irish Independent

After dropping out of the seminary, seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe finds himself back in Faha; a small Irish parish where nothing ever changes, including the ever-falling rain.

But one morning the rain stops and news reaches the parish – the electricity is finally arriving. With it comes a lodger to Noel's home, Christy McMahon. Though he can't explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed.

As Noel navigates his coming-of-age by Christy's side, falling in and out of love, Christy's buried past gradually comes to light, casting a glow on a small world and making it new.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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December 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: This Is Happiness
Author(s): Niall Williams
ISBN: 1-63557-420-X / 978-1-63557-420-3 (USA edition)
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Title: This Is Happiness
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ISBN: 1-5266-0933-9 / 978-1-5266-0933-5 (UK edition)
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August 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: This Is Happiness
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ISBN: 1-63557-631-8 / 978-1-63557-631-3 (USA edition)
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July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Is Happiness
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ISBN: 1-5266-0935-5 / 978-1-5266-0935-9 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Is Happiness
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ISBN: 1-5266-0936-3 / 978-1-5266-0936-6 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: This is Happiness
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Title: This Is Happiness
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September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: This Is Happiness
Author(s): Niall Williams
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December 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: This Is Happiness
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September 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: This Is Happiness
Author(s): Niall Williams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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