Solar Bones

Solar Bones

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"On All Souls Day, the late Marcus Conway returns home. Solar Bones captures in a single relentless sentence the life and death of this rural Irish engineer, and his place in the globally interconnected 21st century. The book takes in local municipal failures and global financial collapse, the quotidian pleasures of family, ancient history and the latest headlines, the living and the dead. A vital, tender, acerbic, warm, and death-haunted work one of Ireland's most important contemporary novelists, Solar Bones builds its own style and language one broken line at a time. The result is visionary accounting of the now"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ℗♭2016
ISBN: 9781616958534
1616958537
9781616958541
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCCORMACK 2017
Characteristics: pages ; cm

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RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 04, 2017

McCormack has written a sentence on what it is to be human that continues through 217 pages. There is no punctuation to end his tender and poetic sentence and this is as it should be because his words will continue to reverberate in your mind for days.

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harrissusanc
Oct 22, 2017

Marcus Conway in bardo in his kitchen window sees his whole life and the life of Louisburgh, County Mayo flash before him. Infrastructure and geology intersect world news, the contamination of the water supply and human foibles in the spirit of an engineer. A fascinating haunting elegy that reminds me of Jim Crace, might have been easier in pieces.

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njon38
Oct 05, 2017

Longlisted for the Mann Booker prize, another fabulous Irish writer "erasing the line between the expternal, concrete world and the interior world of thought and feeling, memory and soul". That is was not shortlisted can only be explained by the British antipathy toward the Irish.

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RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 04, 2017

...I was overwhelmed with a sense of what a strange privilege it was to be able to sit in this coffee shop among people who did not wish me any harm and who would, more likely than not, be happy for me if they were to know that I was having a good day..

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