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Salesman by Joseph O'Connor

Book Description

It's Dublin, June 1995, the hottest summer since records began. But Billy Sweeney, a middle-aged salesman with a failed marriage, a faltering career and a tumbledown house, has more than weather on his mind. His youngest daughter lies in a coma in hospital following a mysterious attack on the petrol station where she worked. Devastated by the unfolding consequences of that hot, violent night, frustrated by officialdom and failed by the system, Billy finally tires of seeking legal justice. He decides to take the law into his own hands...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099268383
ISBN-10: 0099268388
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Thrill of it All by Joseph O'Connor Thrill of it All, Paperback (July 2015)

Luton, Robbie Goulding, an Irish-born teenager, meets the elusive Fran Mulvey, an orphaned Vietnamese refugee. Together they form a band. Joined by cellist Sarah-Therese Sherlock and her twin brother Sean on drums, The Ships in the Night set out to chase fame. But the story of this makeshift family is haunted by ghosts from the past.

Where Have You Been? by Joseph O'Connor Where Have You Been?, Paperback (October 2013)

Ranging from urgently contemporary London and Dublin to New York's Lower East Side in the nineteenth century, from dark comedy to poignancy, from the wryly provocative to the quietly beautiful, this title includes stories that offer a gathering of dreamers and lost souls who contend with the confusions of living.

Principles of NLP by Joseph O'Connor Principles of NLP, Paperback (April 2013)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) teaches how to model excellence to achieve excellence in everything you do. This introductory guide explains the principles of NLP, showing how to be in tune with your patterns of behaviour and language and those of the people around you, and how to use this knowledge to reach your goals.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » An astringent view of crime and punishment, Irish style, as seen through the eyes of a grieving father who's coming unraveled. Billy Sweeney, a salesman burdened by a long record of failures and disappointments, including an unsatisfying career and a now-empty marriage, finally finds something on which to focus his frustrated energies. Four thugs have beaten his daughter, the most outspoken and resilient of his grown children, into a coma. While one bully's been taken into custody, another - Donal Quinn - escapes, disappearing into the seedy back-streets of Dublin. Sweeney decides that since the law has failed so spectacularly to secure justice, he'll finish the job himself, tracking Quinn down and killing him. The narrative consists of Sweeney's journals; he compulsively sets down every detail of his search, as well as lengthy recollections of his early life, children, and marriage. And he addresses the journals to his stricken daughter: they serve both to justify his actions and to explore, for her benefit and his own, the seemingly mysterious ways in which his life has gone wrong. Along the way, O'Connor, novelist (Cowboys and Indians, 1992, etc.) and acerbic commentator (Sweet Liberty: Travels in Irish America, 1996, etc.), also weaves into the narrative a sharp, unsparing reflection on modern Ireland. The Dublin through which Sweeney moves is a rather anarchic place: family bonds count for far more than the law, and violent men still rule. His pursuit of Quinn brings him into contact with a violent underworld, and his stubborn persistence in his search precipitates a violent ending. O'Connor manages to keep the specifics fresh in what might otherwise seem a routine tale: Sweeney develops rather complex feelings about Quinn in learning more about his damaged life. And there's a nice play of unforced symbolism here. Sweeney's an Irish Everyman. His quest echoes, mordantly, that of Joyce's Ulysses. A deft, often angry, and moving portrait of the complexities of loss and vengeance. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. His books include six previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea, and Redemption Falls. Star of the Sea became an international bestseller, winning the Irish Post Award for Fiction, an American Library Association Award, France's Prix Millepages, Italy's Premio Acerbi, and the Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year. His work has been published in thirty-five languages. www.josephoconnorauthor.com.

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