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The stunning new novel from the beloved Christine Dwyer Hickey, the bestselling author of Last Train from Liguria.

The Narrow Land

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1950: late summer season on Cape Cod. Michael, a ten-year-old boy, is spending the summer with Richie and his glamorous but troubled mother. Left to their own devices, the boys meet a couple living nearby - the artists Jo and Edward Hopper - and an unlikely friendship is forged.

She, volatile, passionate and often irrational, suffers bouts of obsessive sexual jealousy. He, withdrawn and unwell, depressed by his inability to work, becomes besotted by Richie's frail and beautiful Aunt Katherine who has not long to live - an infatuation he shares with young Michael.

A novel of loneliness and regret, the legacy of World War II and the ever-changing concept of the American Dream.

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Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey has published seven novels, one short story collection and a full length play. Cold Eye of Heaven won The Kerrygroup Irish Novel of the Year 2012 and was nominated for the International IMPAC award. Her novel Tatty was nominated for The Orange Prize and was listed as one of the 50 Irish Novels of the Decade. Last Train from Liguria was nominated for the Prix L'Européen de Littérature. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines world wide and have won several awards. The story 'Back to Bones' was longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG competition 2017. Her play Snow Angels premiered at the Project Arts Centre in 2014. Her work has been published in several languages including Arabic. Her eighth novel, The Narrow Land will be published in March 2019.

Book Details

Publisher Atlantic Books
Genre Historical fiction
Released on 07/03/19
Pages 384
ISBN 9781786496713

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