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Solar bones

Author: Mike McCormack
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, Inc., 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On All Souls Day, the late Marcus Conway returns home. Solar Bones captures in a single relentless sentence the life and death of this rural Irish engineer, and his place in the globally interconnected 21st century. The book takes in local municipal failures and global financial collapse, the quotidian pleasures of family, ancient history and the latest headlines, the living and the dead. A vital, tender, acerbic,
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Genre/Form: Fictional autobiographies
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike McCormack
ISBN: 9781616958534 1616958537 9781616959531 1616959533
OCLC Number: 967366616
Awards: "Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize"--Cover.
"BGE Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year"--Cover.
Description: 217 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Mike McCormack.

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"On All Souls Day, the late Marcus Conway returns home. Solar Bones captures in a single relentless sentence the life and death of this rural Irish engineer, and his place in the globally interconnected 21st century. The book takes in local municipal failures and global financial collapse, the quotidian pleasures of family, ancient history and the latest headlines, the living and the dead. A vital, tender, acerbic, warm, and death-haunted work one of Ireland's most important contemporary novelists, Solar Bones builds its own style and language one broken line at a time. The result is visionary accounting of the now"--

It is All Souls Day, and the spirit of Marcus Conway sits at his kitchen table and remembers. He recalls his life in rural Ireland: as a boy and man, father, husband, citizen. Childhood memories of his father's deftness with machines turn to his own work as a civil engineer. As Conway's thoughts go outward, he stares down through the linked circumstances that combined to bring him into this single moment, and all the terror and gratitude that existence inspires.

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