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The Thing about December free pdf 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. Following the deaths first of his father and then his mother, Johnsey inherits the family farm, and a healthy bank account, both of which he proves incapable of managing on his own. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns. Though companionship, and the promise of love, enter his life as a result of a hospital stay following a brutal beating, Johnsey remains a lonely man struggling to keep up with a world that moves faster than he does. Set over the course of one year of Johnsey Cunliffe's life, "The Thing About December" breathes with Johnsey's bewilderment, humor and agonizing self-doubt. Readers will fall in love with Johnsey in a bittersweet tale that serves as a poignant reminder that we are surrounded in life by simple souls who are nonetheless more insightful and wise than we realize, or can even imagine.

About Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan, from Nenagh in County Tipperary, isa recipient of the 2015European Union Prize for Literature.His first novel, "The Spinning Heart," was published to major acclaim. It won the Guardian First Book Award and the Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards- it was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award- and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. His second novel, "The Thing About December," ""was a finalist for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.Donal lives with his wife Anne Marie and their two children just outside Limerick City."

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Author : Donal Ryan
Publisher : Steerforth Press
Data Published : 26 August 2014
ISBN : 1586422286
EAN : 9781586422288
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 207 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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