Author(s): Kevin Barry


WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS "John is so many miles from love now and home. This is the story of his strangest trip." A novel of family, ghosts, love, music and the quest for truth, Beatlebone recounts a wild journey through the west of Ireland in 1978. At its helm is John, a maddened genius fleeing fame and seeking peace. With his deadpan Irish driver, Cornelius, at his side, John is hellbent on reaching the Island of Dorinish, an assignment he arranged ten years before. Lyrical, freewheeling, quixotic and fun, Bealtlebone is a sad and beautiful comedy.


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Winner of Goldsmiths Prize 2015. Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2016 and Irish Book Awards 2015.

Kevin Barry is the author of the novel City of Bohane and two short story collections, Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. He was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2007 and won The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize in 2012. For City of Bohane he was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Irish Book Award, and won the Author's Club First Novel Prize, The European Prize for Literature and the IMPAC Prize. Beatlebone, his second novel, was the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Award.

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  • : 9781782116165
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : 0.191
  • : June 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2016
  • : books

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  • : Kevin Barry
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : English
  • : 823/.92
  • : 272