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Scribner, 2003 - Amnesia - 305 pages
A cast of rampant miscreants, brilliantly witty dialogue, and dark imaginings make for compulsive comic reading in "Kilbrack," written more than a decade before "At Swim, Two Boys" established O'Neill as "one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Irish fiction" ("The Observer").

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The pastoral image of rural Ireland is roasted over a slow fire in this inventive black comedy, a 1990 novel by the Irish author of the 2002 critical success At Swim, Two Boys.Protagonist O'Leary ... Read full review

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In this grand, outrageous, and heartwarming work, Irish novelist O'Neill forcefully blends farce and slapstick with existential and absurdist drama, exploring the tortured complexities of family ... Read full review

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Raised in County Dublin, Jamie O'Neill is the author of Kilbrack and At Swim, Two Boys, which won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction and the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Men's Fiction. He lives in Galway, Ireland.

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