Sad Song

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Gemma, Sep 17, 2008 - Fiction - 92 pages
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John Blaine is a private detective who works Dublin's mean streets. He is tough, talented and smart, but always unlucky in love. His wife has just left him, and he's sad and sorry. Now, hired to bring home a stray daughter of the rich, he takes the girl's side against her powerful father, and suffers for it. Written by a critic, journalist and crime fiction reviewer for the Irish Times, this short novel is gripping, funny and stripped to the bone. Sad Song packs a punch like a fist in a velvet glove... The Open Door Series: Originally designed to promote adult literacy in Ireland, these original stories from best-loved authors and new voices showcase some of our best writing in short fiction.

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Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twenty

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About the author (2008)

Vincent Banville is a writer, critic and journalist. He is the crime fiction reviewer for the Irish Times. Vincent Banville's first novel, An End to Flight, won the Robert Pitman Literary Prize. He is also the author of children’s books, and lives in Dublin.

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