The Resource This is happiness, Niall Williams

This is happiness, Niall Williams

Label
This is happiness
Title
This is happiness
Statement of responsibility
Niall Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Change is coming to Faha, a small Irish parish that hasn't changed in a thousand years. For one thing, the rain is stopping. Nobody remembers when it started; rain on the western seaboard is a condition of living. But now - just as Father Coffey proclaims the coming of the electricity - the rain clouds are lifting. Seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe is idling in the unexpected sunshine when Christy makes his first entrance into Faha, bringing secrets he needs to atone for. Though he can't explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed. .As the people of Faha anticipate the endlessly procrastinated advent of the electricity, and Noel navigates his own coming-of-age and his falling in and out of love, Christy's past gradually comes to light, casting a new glow on a small world. Harking back to a simpler time, This Is Happiness is a tender portrait of a community - its idiosyncrasies and traditions, its paradoxes and kindnesses, its failures and triumphs - and a coming-of-age tale like no other. Luminous and lyrical, yet anchored by roots running deep into the earthy and everyday, it is about the power of stories: their invisible currents that run through all we do, writing and rewriting us, and the transforming light that they throw onto our world"--
Summary
A young man’s first experiences of falling in and out of love are shaped by the arrival of electricity in his small western seaboard village, an enigmatic woman and a mysterious drought
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Publisher description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10828405
Cataloging source
TnLvILS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Niall
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6073.I43273
LC item number
T45 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communities
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Secrecy
  • Manners and customs
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
This is happiness, Niall Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in 2019 in Great Britain"--Title page verso
  • "A novel"--Jacket
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
in9019706026
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781635574203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111814074
Label
This is happiness, Niall Williams
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in 2019 in Great Britain"--Title page verso
  • "A novel"--Jacket
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
in9019706026
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781635574203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111814074

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