The River Capture

Mary Costello
AUD $32.99
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The new novel about love, loyalty and nature, from the author of Academy Street, Irish Book Awards Book of the Year 2014.

Luke O'Brien has left Dublin to live a quiet life on his family land on the bend of the River Sullane. Alone in his big house, he longs for a return to his family's heyday and turns to books for solace.

One morning a young woman arrives at his door and enters his life with profound consequences. Her presence presents him and his family with an almost impossible dilemma.

In a novel that pays glorious homage to Joyce, The River Capture tells of one man's descent into near madness, and the possibility of rescue. This is a novel about love, loyalty and the raging forces of nature. More than anything, it is a book about the life of the mind and the redemptive powers of art.

Author bio:

Mary Costello lives in Galway. Her short story collection, The China Factory (2012), was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and shortlisted for an Irish Book Award. Her first novel, Academy Street (2014), won the Irish Novel of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards and was named overall Irish Book of the Year. It was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime and was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, the Costa First Novel Prize, the EU Prize for Literature and the Prix Litteraire des Ambassadeurs de la Francophonie en Irlande, andhas been translated into several languages. The River Capture is her second novel.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781782116431
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate Trade
Pub Date: December 2019
Page Extent: 272
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Fiction & related items

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