Debut Novel by Donal Ryan: The Spinning Heart

The Spinning Heart
Set in Tipperary, a rural county of contemporary Ireland, The Spinning Heart tells the story of how the working class residents dealt with the devastating aftermath of the financial collapse of the Irish economy.  Each chapter of the book is narrated by a different voice, but the heart of the story revolves around Bobby Mahon, a building foreman who is known to be a hardworking husband and father.  Bobby's story and current family dramas are revealed throughout this dark, yet witty, debut novel.  

"Altogether 21 different characters narrate 21 chapters to relate Bobby Mahon's fall from grace, with Ryan showing himself to be a virtuoso stylist as he credibly conveys the viewpoints of men and women of all ages in language distinct from one section to the next. Winner of Ireland's Newcomer of the Year and Book of the Year, this startling debut reads like a modern Irish twist on William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying." - Library Journal Reviews

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan releases on February 25th.  Click here to place your hold today!

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