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- DescriptionWith extraordinary devotion, Mary Costello brings to life a woman who would otherwise have faded into oblivion. J. M. Coetzee WINNER OF THE BORD GAIS IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A FINALIST FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD, THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD, AND THE EU PRIZE FOR LITERATURETess Lohan is the kind of woman we meet and fail to tice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who netheless feels things acutely a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. Academy Street is Mary Costello s lumius portrait of a whole life. It follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after forty years of exile. The vel has a hyptic pull and a steadily mounting emotional force: It speaks of disappointments but also of great joy, capturing, in sentence after sentence, the rhythm and intensity of inner life.
- Author BiographyMary Costello grew up in Galway and now lives in Dublin. Her 2012 short-story collection, The China Factory, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and short-listed for an Irish Book Award. Her stories have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on radio.
- Author(s)Mary Costello
- PublisherPicador USA
- Date of Publication05/04/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPicador USA
- Weight136 g
- Width130 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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