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From the multi-award-winning author of the number one bestseller, STRANGE FLOWERS, a searing, jubilant about four generations of women and the love and stories that bind them.
'I think you have to truly love people to write like this' RACHEL JOYCE
'A true artist' KIT DE WAAL
The Aylward women are mad about each other, but you wouldn't always think it. You'd have to know them to know - in spite of what the neighbours might say about raised voices and dramatic scenes - that their house is a place of peace, filled with love, a refuge from the sadness and cruelty of the world.
Their story begins at an end and ends at a beginning. It's a story of terrible betrayals and fierce loyalties, of isolation and togetherness, of transgression, forgiveness, desire, and love. About all the things family can be and all the things it sometimes isn't. More than anything, it is an uplifting celebration of fierce, loyal love and the powerful stories that last generations.
'His paragraphs are unnoticeably beautiful, his heart always on show' ANNE ENRIGHT
'Endlessly surprising and incredibly moving' DAVID NICHOLLS
'A life-enhancing talent' SEBASTIAN BARRY
'I would struggle to think of any other Irish author working today who writes with as much compassion as Donal Ryan' LOUISE O'NEILL
***LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018***
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018***
'An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully crafted novel' RODDY DOYLE
Farouk's country has been torn apart by war.
Lampy's heart has been laid waste by Chloe.
John's past torments him as he nears his end.
The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.
Coming Soon: The Queen of Dirt Island, Donal Ryan's heartstopping new novel, published in August 2022.
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2013
Shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award 2014
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013
Winner of Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2012
“My father still lives back the road past the weir in the cottage I was reared in. I go there every day to see is he dead and every day he lets me down. He hasn’t yet missed a day of letting me down.”
In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds.
The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant.
Donal Ryan’s brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in literary fiction.
WINNER of the An Post Irish Novel of the Year 2020 & longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award
'You have to truly love people to write like this' Rachel Joyce
'One of the greatest novels of this century' Sunday Independent
'Gorgeously wrought' Guardian
In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home and disappears.
Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again.
Five years later, Moll returns. What - and who - she brings with her will change the course of her family's life forever.
Beautiful and devastating, this exploration of loss, alienation and the redemptive power of love reaffirms Donal Ryan as one of the most talented and empathetic writers at work today.
Discover THE QUEEN OF DIRT ISLAND, Donal Ryan's exquisite new novel, out now.
Praise for STRANGE FLOWERS:
'Outstanding . . . Tender and beautifully written' Independent
'All the beauty and sorrow of life can be found in these pages' Kathleen MacMahon
'Exquisite . . . Beautiful' Anne Griffin, author of When All Is Said
'Ryan gathers together the fragments of broken lives and makes us something new and beautiful from them' Rónán Hession, author of Leonard and Hungry Paul
« Ce livre m’a longtemps habité. Je me demande si nous ne sommes pas en train de vivre un nouvel âge doré de la littérature. » Jonathan Franzen
Devenu une voix incontournable des lettres irlandaises depuis Le Cœur qui tourne, Donal Ryan s’éloigne pour la première fois de son décor familier du comté de Limerick pour embrasser un territoire plus vaste.
Fuyant les bombardements, Farouk, un médecin syrien, décide de traverser la Méditerranée avec sa femme et sa fille pour trouver asile en Irlande. Ce pays est le seul qu’a jamais connu Lampy, un jeune homme qui rêve de tout plaquer – à commencer par sa famille et son boulot – depuis que Chloe, sa petite amie, l’a quitté. Quant à John, peut-être parce qu’il sent la mort approcher, il cherche la rédemption après une vie passée à faire le mal autour de lui.
Le réfugié, le rêveur au cœur brisé et le pénitent : de la Syrie en guerre à la campagne irlandaise, trois hommes blessés à la croisée de leurs destins, trois êtres que tout oppose et dont les chemins vont converger de manière inattendue. Un roman bouleversant d’humanité et de justesse.
'Startlingly original stories.'
'Together they assert that love is more heart-breaking and transforming that the word necessarily conveys.'
Love is not a singular concept.
In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from Philautia, self-love, to Agape, love for humanity; and from Storge, a natural affection for family, to Mania, a frenzied, obsessive love.
Seven authors; seven short stories; seven flashes of love.
'Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.'
This paperback edition of How Much the Heart Can Hold includes the winning short story from the SceptreLoves short story Prize.
From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea
'Poetic, powerful and heart-rending' The Times
'An exquisite account of womanhood, friendship, prejudice and tradition that is both intimate in scale and awesome in achievement' Irish Independent
Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. Her husband doesn't take her news too well. She can’t tell her father yet because he’s a good man and this could break him. She’s trying to stay in the moment, but the future is looming – larger by the day – while the past won’t let her go. What she did to Breedie Flynn all those years ago still haunts her.
It’s a good thing that she meets Mary Crothery when she does. Mary is a young Traveller woman, and she knows more about Melody than she lets on. She might just save Melody’s life.
'A joy to read, for all that it breaks your heart' Independent
'One of the finest writers working in Ireland today ... worthy of Greek Drama' Guardian
'A stunning piece of work, utterly truthful and emotionally powerful' Joseph O'Connor
'Work of genius ... I was entranced by it. Buckled by it' Sebastian Barry
An old man looks into the fearful eyes of a burglar left to guard him while his brother is beaten; an Irish priest in a war-torn Syrian town teaches its young men the art of hurling; the driver of a car which crashed, killing a teenage girl, forges a connection with the girl’s mother; a squad of broken friends assemble to take revenge on a rapist; a young man sets off on his morning run, reflecting on the ruins of his relationship, but all is not as it seems.
Donal Ryan’s short stories pick up where his acclaimed novels The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December left off, dealing with the human cost of loneliness, isolation and displacement. Sometimes this is present in the ordinary, the mundane; sometimes it is triggered by a fateful encounter or a tragic decision. At the heart of these stories, crucially, is how people are drawn to each other and cling on to love, often in desperate circumstances.
In haunting and often startling prose, Donal Ryan has captured the brutal beauty of the human heart in all its hopes and failings.
From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea
'A force of nature ... a life-enhancing talent' Sebastian Barry
While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns.
Set over the course of one year of Johnsey’s life, The Thing About December breathes with his grief, bewilderment, humour and agonizing self-doubt. This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is.
Donal Ryan’s award-winning debut, The Spinning Heart, garnered unprecedented acclaim, and The Thing About December confirms his status as one of the best writers of his generation.
'His paragraphs are unnoticeably beautiful, his heart always on show, and he writes with a social accuracy that is devastating' Anne Enright
'Compelling and heartbreaking . . beautiful, yet simple and utterly convincing' Sunday Times