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- DescriptionGerald Beirne will be appearing at the Dublin Writers' Festival on June 17, 2002. Everything started to go wrong the day we dragged the Eskimo up in the net off Malin Head. I wasn't long back from Alaska, and it seemed as if he must have followed me half-ways around the world. My initial instinct was to pull his chewed up corpse free from the mountain of fish and to roll him overboard, to let him sink back into the depths of the ocean where he had first appeared from, to watch him slip beneath the waves as if he had never surfaced in the first place. Knucky even suggested as much. One day Jim hauls the body of a dead Eskimo up in one of his nets while fishing. His ensuing obsession with finding out where the Eskimo came from, and discovering how he died, mirrors his search to comprehend the meaning and purpose of his life. Drink, loneliness and the price of survival become the major themes in this subtly shaded and superbly handled literary debut from one of the best of the New Irish Writers.
- Author BiographyGerard Beirne is an Irish writer living in Canada. He was awarded the Sunday Tribune/Hennessy Best Emerging Fiction Writer and New Irish Writer awards in 1996. His work has been published in numerous journals including Stet - Irish National Literary Magazine, the Sunday Tribune newspaper, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. A collection of poems, Digging My Own Grave, was second in the Patrick Kavanagh Award and was published by Dedalus Press (Ireland). His short story, Sightings of Bono, was adapted into a short film by Parallel Productions, Ireland, featuring Bono.
- Author(s)Gerard Beirne
- PublisherMarion Boyars Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication27/05/2003
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMarion Boyars Publishers Ltd
- Weight240 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine23 mm
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