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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446435816
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

Inishowen




Inishowen is by turns wildly funny and deeply moving, from the author of Star of the Sea.

From the bestselling author of Star of the Sea and Shadowplay, 'a powerful, moving adventure of raw fate and betrayed love' (Independent on Sunday).

Inspector Martin Aitken's life is a mess. He's divorced, his career's in chaos, and the last thing he needs this Christmas Even is a strange woman collapsed on a Dublin street. Ellen Donnelly is a woman on a mission, coming to Ireland to find her mother and escape her marriage. Dr Milton Amery, a New York plastic surgeon, is her unfaithful husband. The three are beginning new journeys, each of which lead to Inishowen.

'A page-turner, full of compassion, laughter and zest for the human condition' Irish Times
'Tremendous... A love story, a realistic thriller and an account of grief and loss' Spectator

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446435816
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the author

Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O’Connor was born in Dublin. His books include eight previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea (American Library Association Award, Irish Post Award for Fiction, France’s Prix Millepages, Italy’s Premio Acerbi, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European novel of the year), Redemption Falls, Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel 2011) and The Thrill of it All. His fiction has been translated into forty languages. He received the 2012 Irish PEN Award for outstanding achievement in literature and in 2014 he was appointed Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

www.josephoconnorauthor.com

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Praise for Inishowen

Inishowen is a vast page-turner, full of compassion, laughter and zest for the human condition, as well as a rattling good story

Irish Times

A powerful, moving adventure of raw fate and betrayed love

Independent on Sunday

Ireland's most versatile writer... His storytelling is masterful, and his characters are real and vibrant... A sombre, often heartbreaking story... O'Connor conducts his bittersweet symphony with humour, sensitivity and immense style

Independent on Sunday

O'Connor is an enviably talented writer... A very fine novelist

Glasgow Herald

This is a tremendous book, affecting, intelligent, ironic, humane and utterly convincing. It is also extremely funny

Spectator

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