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This Is the Country

(2005)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
A startling light is cast into Ireland's darker corners in the new novel by the author of THE MAP OF TENDERNESS In an Ireland far removed from the familiar images of travel brochures, a bright teenager is heading for trouble: son of a single mother who has given up, rarely at school, taking drugs, and hovering on the fringes of the city's criminal underworld. When he falls for Pat The Baker's sister his life changes irrevocably, not least because when she gets pregnant, Pat breaks his legs. But as he tries to make a new start and adjust to being a lover and father, he realises he cannot evade vengeance forever. THIS IS THE COUNTRY is a hard-hitting, tense and deeply moving novel that sets power and corruption against the fragile defences of love, friendship and family. As gritty as it is tender, as funny as it is dark, it tells a riveting tale of survival against the odds.

    

Used availability for William Wall's This Is the Country

Hardback Editions

February 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: This is the Country (Ulverscroft Large Print)
Author(s): William Wall
ISBN: 1-84782-101-4 / 978-1-84782-101-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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May 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: This is the Country
Author(s): William Wall
ISBN: 0-340-82215-5 / 978-0-340-82215-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: This is the Country
Author(s): William Wall
ISBN: 0-340-82216-3 / 978-0-340-82216-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: This is the Country
Author(s): William Wall
ISBN: 0-340-92119-6 / 978-0-340-92119-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: This is the Country
Author(s): William Wall
ISBN: 0-340-89679-5 / 978-0-340-89679-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK