Country of the Grand
By (author) Gerard Donovan
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Country of the Grand by Gerard Donovan
Book DescriptionA young man driving across Ireland with his wife asks her how long she would wait before being with another man if he died. A man is trapped, hidden, in a small changing room by the sea on Galway Bay, as he listens to his friends discuss his wife's infidelity. An anguished young boy and his widowed mother struggle to reconstruct their lost father and husband in their own respective ways. The stories in "Country of the Grand" magnify a New Ireland as it copes with the rewards and pressures of its fresh success: immigration, mid-life crisis, adultery and divorce, a lost sense of place and history, and of course, what to do with all that prosperity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571235544
(198mm x 126mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerard Donovan
Julius Winsome, Paperback (February 2008)
Julius Winsome lives in a cabin in the hunting heartland of the Maine woods, with only his books and his dog for company. That is until the morning he finds that his dog has been shot dead - and not by accident. This story tells the tale of revenge.
Doctor Salt, Paperback (January 2006)
From the Man-Booker longlisted author of SCHOPENHAUER'S TELESCOPE, a bold, frightening and extremely funny exploration of what happens to one man's mind when too many people are trying to make him better.
Schopenhauer's Telescope, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Gerard Donovan
LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN-BOOKER PRIZE, 2003: Gripping, atmospheric and chillingly eternal, an important new literary voice explores the effect of Europe's recent civil wars on the ordinary man.
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Author Biography - Gerard Donovan
Gerard Donovan is the author of the novels Schopenhauer's Telescope, which won the 2004 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was longlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize, Doctor Salt and, most recently, Julius Winsome. Born in Ireland, he currently lives in a former railway station cottage in New York.
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