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Spinning Heart, The

Author: 
Donal Ryan
Publisher(s): 
Lilliput Press, Dublin
Steerforth Press, Hanover, New Hampshire
Publication Date: 
2012-10
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"I always find it hard to answer the question "What's your novel about?" in a way that makes it sound interesting. "It's about the effects of the recession," I say, and watch as the person's eyes glaze over. "Oh right, that sounds interesting," they invariably lie. "There's a murder - and a kidnap!" I desperately add, but it's usually too late. "

- Donal Ryan, in interview

Description

The Spinning Heart is Donal Ryan's first published novel; his second, The Thing About December, was written before The Spinning Heart but published a year later.  Both novels had been rejected many times by publishers before being accepted; on publication, both were critically acclaimed and nominated for many literary awards.  

 

 

Cover image of The Spinning Heart
Publisher(s):
Lilliput Press, Dublin