The Resource The spinning heart, Donal Ryan

The spinning heart, Donal Ryan

Label
The spinning heart
Title
The spinning heart
Statement of responsibility
Donal Ryan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The rural residents of the county of Tipperary deal in their own ways with the financial collapse of the Irish economy
Summary
Narrated by unforgettably distinct characters -- one chapter per character -- who relay some of the same events, this dialect-rich novel follows a small Irish town in the aftermath of the country's financial collapse. Their own major employer, a construction company, has folded, bringing about rising tensions and violence as resources become increasingly hard to come by. The narrators, who share their own experiences, also build a picture of one Bobby Mahon, who enjoys a reputation as an upstanding citizen but may not entirely deserve it. Though necessarily bleak and grey, this is an engaging and occasionally humorous debut. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Guardian First Book Award, 2013.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220495
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Donal
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Financial crises
  • Financial crises
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The spinning heart, Donal Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Ireland in 2012 by The Lilliput Press"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
999939
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781586422240
Lccn
2012474580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781586422240
  • (OCoLC)849199579
Label
The spinning heart, Donal Ryan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Ireland in 2012 by The Lilliput Press"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
999939
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781586422240
Lccn
2012474580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781586422240
  • (OCoLC)849199579

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