Long Time, No See

Long Time, No See

Book - 2012
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Drawn into a series of misadventures with his aging uncle and neighbor, a young man finds himself surrounded by a group of innocent, wounded, and broken misfits in an isolated region of coastal Ireland, where he discovers ancient grudges and dark secrets.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012
ISBN: 9780670023608
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 438 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 05, 2013

One can hear Healy's voice as he narrates the story of Joe-Joe and Blackbird and their extended family. This is a novel about community and bonds across generations in Western Ireland. Healy says nothing directly, and communicates the texture of life in Western Ireland without relying on much plot. An authentic and original voice. Recommended.

readtoday May 14, 2012

Having first discovered the narrative of Dermot Healy, and in his work "The Bend for Home", I am delighted to see his name on a new work. Healy is a native son of Ireland, and is also a playwright. In this bittersweet tale of family celebration and loss, his characters could be some of my own ancestors, so real they are!/



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