The Narrow Land (Hardcover)

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The Narrow Land (Hardcover)


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"A brilliant portrait... With a beguiling grace and a deceptive simplicity, Christine Dwyer Hickey reminds us that the past is never far away - rather, it constantly surrounds us, suspends us, haunts us." Colum McCann

1950: late summer season on Cape Cod. Michael, a ten-year-old boy, is spending the summer with Richie and his glamorous but troubled mother. Left to their own devices, the boys meet a couple living nearby - the artists Jo and Edward Hopper - and an unlikely friendship is forged.

She, volatile, passionate and often irrational, suffers bouts of obsessive sexual jealousy. He, withdrawn and unwell, depressed by his inability to work, becomes besotted by Richie's frail and beautiful Aunt Katherine who has not long to live - an infatuation he shares with young Michael.

A novel of loneliness and regret, the legacy of World War II and the ever-changing concept of the American Dream.
Christine Dwyer Hickey is an award winning novelist and short story writer. Her novel The Cold Eye of Heaven( Atlantic Books) won the Irish Novel of the Year of the Year 2012, was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2011 and nominated for the IMPAC 2013 award. Last Train from Liguria( Atlantic Books) was shortlisted for the Prix L'Européen de Littérature and Tatty( New Island Books and Vintage Books) was chosen as one of the 50 Irish Books of the Decade as well as being nominated for The Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards novel of the year 2004. Her first novel The Dancer was shortlisted for Irish Novel of the Year. She has won several short story awards and her first collection The House on Parkgate Street and other Dublin Stories( New Island Books) was published in 2013. Her first play, 'Snow Angels' premiered at the Project Theatre Dublin in 2014, and the text of same was published in March 2015 (New Island Books). Her seventh novel, The Lives of Women was published in 2015 by Atlantic Books. Her short story, Back to Bones, was longlisted for the Sunday Times/EFG Award in February 2017, and won the Short Story Award at the 2017 Irish Book Awards. Her brand new novel, The Narrow Land, was published in March 2019.

Product Details ISBN: 9781786496713
ISBN-10: 1786496712
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English