Spat the Dummy

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Spat Ryan has demons. They haunt him by day and share his drink at night. Raised in Montreal by a bagman for the Irish mob, Spat has fictionalized or ignored chunks of his life too painful to recall. A chance meeting with an old friend of his father…
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    Spat Ryan has demons. They haunt him by day and share his drink at night. Raised in Montreal by a bagman for the Irish mob, Spat has fictionalized or ignored chunks of his life too painful to recall. A chance meeting with an old friend of his father's in a bar on the Main exposes the dark secret they've both been harbouring, the secret that has shaped and defined Spat's tumultuous life. Newly divorced and out of control, his decision to tell all and release himself from the past unleashes a storm of change in both his internal and external life.Spat the Dummy is a confession-raw and unrestrained, a modern-day Hero's journey to the Underworld and back, a novel about changing history by confronting it.Praise for Spat the Dummy:"This novel is unforgettable both for its subject matter and its form of narration. The style is electrifying and there are images that will burn in the reader's mind forever. Ed Macdonald is a gripping writer." (Alistair MacLeod, author of No Great Mischief, winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)"This excellent debut novel combines gutsy language and a relentless, engaging plot with one of the most chaotic but loveable protagonists in recent CanLit. this satisfying book leaves the reader feeling grateful to be alive." (Quill & Quire)"Here is a writer who knows how to put people together on the page and let the sparks fly: passages between Spat and an older, fellow alcoholic he encounters at a recovery meeting are drawn with the delicacy and barbed wit of a good inner- city vignette from The Wire." (Montreal Review of Books)

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Utgivelsesår
    2010
    Forlag
    Anvil Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781927380291
    Sider
    272

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