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Book Title: The Cold Eye of Heaven|
The author of the book: Christine Dwyer Hickey
ISBN 13: 9780857890306
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.85 MB
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Reader ratings: 4.3
Date of issue: September 1st 2011
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Read this for the very deft handling of time in reverse. We meet the central character, Farley, at the end of his life and then time is rolled back, decade by decade, revealing more and more of his character and the motives for his actions. It's not an easy technique to manage as it depends on the slow and careful drip feeding of essential information to the reader but Christine Dwyer Hickey handles it really well. She also paints a detailed picture of a section of Dublin city and its inhabitants throughout the seven decades of the book's time span.
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Read information about the authorChristine Dwyer Hickey is a novelist and short-story writer. Her novel Tatty was short-listed for Irish Book of the Year in 2005 and was also long-listed for The Orange Prize. Her novels, The Dancer, The Gambler and The Gatemaker were re-issued in 2006 as The Dublin Trilogy three novels which span the story of a Dublin family from 1913 to 1956.
Twice winner of the Listowel Writers Week short story competition, she was also a prize winner in the Observer/Penguin short-story competition. Her latest novel, Last Train from Liguria, is set in 1930’s Fascist Italy and Dublin in the 1990’s and will be published in June 2009.
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