Literature Ireland
The Spinning Heart
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The Spinning Heart

Donal Ryan

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.

The Lilliput Press 2012

Translated into:

Czech, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Chinese – Simplified

Rights contact:

Marianne Gunn O'Connor
Marianne Gunn O'Connor Literary Agency
Morrison Chambers, Suite 17
32 Nassau Street
Dublin 2