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The Devil I Know

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Informationen zum Autor Claire Kilroy's debut novel All Summer was described in The Times as 'compelling ... a thriller! a confess... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Informationen zum Autor Claire Kilroy's debut novel All Summer was described in The Times as 'compelling ... a thriller! a confession and a love story framed by a meditation on the arts'! and was awarded the 2004 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Her second novel! Tenderwire was shortlisted for the 2007 Irish Novel of the Year and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. It was followed! in 2009! by the highly acclaimed novel! All Names Have Been Changed . Educated at Trinity College! she lives in Dublin. The Devil I Know by Claire Kilroy is a charged and coruscating novel about good and evil . . . Zusammenfassung There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile. He made a crooked deal and he blew a crooked pile. He dug a crooked hole and he sank the crooked isle and they all went to hell in a stew of crooked bile. This is a novel of greed and hubris, set against the backdrop of a brewing international debt crisis.

Vorwort
The Devil I Know by Claire Kilroy is a charged and coruscating novel about good and evil . . .

Autorentext
Claire Kilroy's debut novel All Summer was described in The Times as 'compelling ... a thriller, a confession and a love story framed by a meditation on the arts', and was awarded the 2004 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Her second novel, Tenderwire was shortlisted for the 2007 Irish Novel of the Year and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. It was followed, in 2009, by the highly acclaimed novel, All Names Have Been Changed. Educated at Trinity College, she lives in Dublin.

Klappentext

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile
He made a crooked deal and he blew a crooked pile
He dug a crooked hole
And he sank the crooked isle
And they all went to hell in a stew of crooked bile.

The Devil I Know is a thrilling novel of gree



Zusammenfassung

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile
He made a crooked deal and he blew a crooked pile
He dug a crooked hole
And he sank the crooked isle
And they all went to hell in a stew of crooked bile.


The Devil I Know is a thrilling novel of greed and hubris, set against the backdrop of a brewing international debt crisis. Told by Tristram, in the form of a mysterious testimony, it recounts his return home after a self-imposed exile only to find himself trapped as a middle man played on both sides - by a grotesque builder he's known since childhood on the one hand, and a shadowy businessman he's never met on the other. Caught between them, as an overblown property development begins in his home town of Howth, it follows Tristram's dawning realisation that all is not well.

From a writer unafraid to take risks, The Devil I Know is a bold, brilliant and disturbing piece of storytelling.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Devil I Know
Autor:
EAN: 9780571283439
ISBN: 978-0-571-28343-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Faber & Faber
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 384
Gewicht: 292g
Größe: H197mm x B136mm x T29mm
Jahr: 2013
Auflage: Main