Solar Bones

Solar Bones

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"On All Souls Day, the late Marcus Conway returns home [in a novel] that captures in a single relentless sentence the life and death of this rural Irish engineer, and his place in the globally interconnected 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781616958534
9781616958541
Characteristics: 217 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: MCCORMACK, M

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empbee
Aug 06, 2018

Flowing sentences with little punctuation. The story of family life and work, environment, politics, economy in a small Irish town written in fluid, beautiful style that feels like a mix of news reports and comments, diary entries, musings.

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FairhavenLibe
Jan 20, 2018

I had no idea just how unlike this was to any other novel I've read. What a treat, to be able to enjoy a truly unique oeuvre. I'm now a McCormackianista!

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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