Solar Bones (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)

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Author: McCormack, Mike

Format: Large Print

Details: About the Author Mike McCormack is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from County Mayo in Ireland. His previous work includes Forensic Songs; Notes from a Coma, which was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award; Crowe's Requiem; and Getting It in the Head, which was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in Galway. Product Description On All Souls Day, the spirit of Marcus Conway sits at his kitchen table and recalls, in flowing, relentless prose, his life in rural Ireland. A vital, tender, death-haunted work by one of Ireland's finest contemporary writers, Solar Bones celebrates the unexpected beauty of life and of language, and our inescapable nearness to our last end. Review Praise for Solar BonesLonglisted for the 2017 Man Booker PrizeWinner of the Goldsmiths PrizeWinner of the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year An Irish Times Book Club Choice"With stylistic gusto, and in rare, spare, precise and poetic prose, Mike McCormack gets to the music of what is happening all around us. One of the best novels of the year." --Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic"Pure enchantment from an otherworldly talent. I admired the hell out of this book."--Eleanor Catton, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Luminaries"The ordinary is hallowed by the originality of its expression . . . the writing is so precise and consistent. Solar Bones is a successful experimental novel, but more than that it is a good human story." --​The Wall Street Journal​ ​"​A Joycean novel about illness, suffering and work​ . . . ​remarkable . . . poetic​. It is the vivid attention to detail, both in Ulysses, James Joyce's masterpiece, and in Solar Bones, which make both these novels resonate like that evening bell." ​​--The Economist "Excellence is always rare and often unexpected: we don't necessarily expect masterpieces even from the great. Mike McCormack's Solar Bones is exceptional indeed: an extraordinary novel by a writer not yet famous but surely destined to be acclaimed by anyone who believes that the novel is not dead and that novelists are not merely lit-fest fodder for the metropolitan middle classes."--The Guardian "A heady rumination on modern life as otherworldly as it is grounded in reality."--Entertainment Weekly "Extraordinary . . . an intoxicating experimental novel. Such experimentation may make some people hesitant; don't be, the prose flows more like poetry, and is a sombre joy to read." --Financial Times​​"Clearly a major work. . . ​Solar Bones is a modernist stream-of-consciousness novel a la James Joyce. ​C​arefully and cleverly crafted ​. . . ​Solar Bones is a must-read.​ A​ fascinating, surprisingly readable tour de force of a book.​" --Winnipeg Free Press​"A lyrical rumination." --Vulture"McCormack's novel is oddly gripping . . . it​'s immensely touching too. McCormack will make you see things afresh." ​​--The Sunday Times (UK)​ "Astonishing talent . . . Solar Bones is a lyrical masterpiece, of a surprisingly accessible kind, that almost demands to be read aloud." --The Sydney Morning Herald"As in Don DeLillo's White Noise, it is the numinous, otherworldly qualities of modern life, rather than some fantastical future, that we are concerned with here . . . The work of an author in the full maturity of his talent, Solar Bones climaxes in a passage of savage, Gnostic religiosity: the writing catches fire as we draw near to the void, pass over into death itself, and therein confront the truth that even in a fallen universe, when all distractions tumble away, the only adequate response to our being is astonishment."--The Irish Times"An impressive meditation, as Joyce would say, 'upon all the living and the dead' . . . Mike McCormack is a gifted Irish writer." --​Minneapolis Star Tribune​ "One-of-a-kind. McCormack is a wonderfully accessible, quick-witted writer--and, with references

Languages: English

Item Condition: New

Binding: Library Binding