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The Visitors

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 10 Sep 2015
One warm July night, when thoughts of Ireland are far from James Dwyer's mind, a homeless man with a sunburnt face, who smells like dry wood, comes to the screen door of his Michigan apartment. Walter has two messages. The first is that an old lady is lying in the middle of his street. But when James goes to look there's nobody to be seen. The second, while apparently more ordinary, is ultimately more troubling: a childhood friend wants him to visit.Kevin Lyons, the wayward older son of a neighbouring builder James knew long ago as a boy in Tipperary, now lives in the USA too, and wants to reconnect with his past. But James, who has spent years establishing the foundations of his American life, has put that past behind him.As the day of the visit approaches, James slowly re-examines the mysteries of that time: what happened to Aunt Tess, who went away to become a nurse in Dublin; what Kevin's father was really doing late at night by candlelight in his makeshift office in the yard; what became of Kevin's red-haired sister Una, who young Jimmy fell for in a big way and whether, after all these years, people like Kevin ever really change.The Visitors is a captivating story of the interwoven fates of two families, of the gap between childhood and the adult world, between a river in Ireland (and all that happened there) and another in America, and of the shocking revelations that come with crossing the divide.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781408850886
ISBN-10: 1408850885
Pagini: 288
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.2 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

In 2005, Patrick O'Keeffe's collection of novellas, The Hill Road, won the prestigious US-based Story Prize, voted above such authors as William Boyd and T. C. Boyle by a jury of journalists, publishers, writers and other high-ranking creative professionals

Notă biografică

Patrick O'Keeffe was born and grew up in Co. Limerick, but moved to the United States in his twenties. His first work, a collection of novellas titled The Hill Road, was published by Bloomsbury in 2005. He currently teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Ohio University.@PatrickOKeefe

Recenzii

O'Keeffe writes with meticulous plainness about failure, fresh beginnings and the seemingly inescapable consequences of who you are and where you're from
Expertly woven ... I enjoyed the secrets which were revealed as the book progressed and I also liked the sad love stories which were revealed
Lyrical without being convoluted