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Carry Me Down M.J. Hyland

Carry Me Down By M.J. Hyland

Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland


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Summary

New from Walker/Canongate: the compelling story of a twelve-year-old boy whose obsession with detecting lies threatens to tear his family apart.

Carry Me Down Summary

Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland

New from Walker/Canongate: the compelling story of a twelve-year-old boy whose obsession with detecting lies threatens to tear his family apart. Ireland, 1971. John Egan is a misfit, a twelve year old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant who insists on the ridiculous truth. With an obsession for the Guinness Book of Records and faith in his ability to detect when adults are lying, John remains hopeful despite the unfortunate cards life deals him. During one year in John's life, from his voice breaking, through the breaking-up of his home life, to the near collapse of his sanity, we witness the gradual unsticking of John's mind, and the trouble that creates for him and his family.

Carry Me Down Reviews

I don't think I've ever read such a true book... A wonderful feat of the imagination. Hilary Mantel This is a gripping read. Hyland has a unique and compelling style. Irish Independent

About M.J. Hyland

MJ Hyland was born in London to Irish parents in 1968. Until August 2005, she lived and worked in Australia, but she now lives in the UK, and has recently published her third novel. Her second novel, Carry Me Down, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and won the Hawthornden Prize and the Encore prize. She has also been appointed to the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Creative Writing. Her work has been acclaimed by the likes of Ali Smith, Hilary Mantel and JM Coetzee, who commented, This is fiction writing of the highest order.

Additional information

GOR004972497
9781406341959
1406341959
Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Walker Books Ltd
20120607
336
Short-listed for Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book 2007 Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006
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