In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds.
The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant.
'Filled with light and shade, love and tragedy ... if it was a song you could sing it' ANNE ENRIGHT
This copy is the first paperback printing from Doubleday Ireland, 2014, signed by the author to the title page, undedicated. Bookseller sticker on teh front cover ( from O'Mahony's Limerick) Small orange stain on external back cover.