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Publisher's Summary

Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2017
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2016
BGE Irish Book of the Year 2016

Marcus Conway has come a long way to stand in the kitchen of his home and remember the rhythms and routines of his life. Considering with his engineer's mind how things are constructed - bridges, banking systems, marriages - and how they may come apart. Mike McCormack captures with tenderness and feeling, in continuous, flowing prose, a whole life suspended in a single hour.

©2016 Mike McCormack (P)2017 Canongate Books

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  • 27-09-2017

Not Bad

Maybe this book loses something in the listening as it seemed to me that it was more an exercise in technique rather than story-telling. It’s not bad and is well delivered by Tim Gerard Reynolds but, in the end, he is just relaying events, feelings, frustrations and observations that the majority of listeners will have already experienced for real. It reminded me of “Eileen” in as far as I kept waiting or something to happen.

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  • Granny Banny
  • 03-06-2019

Beautifully narrated

Not so much a story, more a gentle memory of family and passing of time.

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  • Snowy
  • 03-05-2018

A wonderful book, wonderfully read.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the perfomance of the reader. It gave an insight into the beauty of a long term loving relationship and the local politics of Ireland during the recent recession.

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  • 12-04-2018

excellent in all ways

I loved this book . it was witty. I was shocked at the ending .

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  • Nike
  • 01-11-2017

Well told and written.

S significant remomrr of our mortality well done! Yes our tour is short indeed. Thanks

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