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AT SWIM, TWO BOYS: A NOVEL

By: O'Neill, Jamie

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000044635

ISBN: 0743222954

Condition: Good


Praised as "a work of wild, vaulting ambition and achievement" by Entertain ment Weekly, Jamie O'Neill's first novel invites comparison to such literar y greats as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Charles Dickens. Set during the year preceding the Easter Uprising of 1916-Ireland's brave b ut fractured revolt against British rule-At Swim, Two Boys is a tender, tra gic love story and a brilliant depiction of people caught in the tide of hi story. Powerful and artful, and ten years in the writing, it is a masterwor k from Jamie O'Neill. Jim Mack is a naïve young scholar and the son of a... View more info

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KILBRACK

By: O'Neill, Jamie

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000002596

ISBN: 0743231724

Condition: Near Fine


*Starred Review* Written more than a decade before the widely acclaimed epi c At Swim, Two Boys [BKL F 1 02], this exuberant comic fable is both highly amusing and surprisingly moving. O'Leary Montague, a facially scarred amne siac as the result of a car accident, travels to the Irish village of Kilbr ack because it is the setting of his favorite novel, Ill Fares the Land, by Nancy Valentine. The small-town residents prove to be deeply eccentric, wi th habits ranging from button hoarding to cocaine addiction, so O'Leary, a veritable bundle of nervous tics and obsessions, fits right in. His des... View more info