Shiver

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Methuen, 2003 - Black humor - 81 pages
A brand new play by an established young Irish writer



We all have to work hard these days that's just the way it is." A new executive breed is emerging in a quarry on the outskirts of Dublin - where once there was a sense of history and socialism, the corporate moguls have enslaved the idealists and turned them into entrepreneurs. Whilst Marion is an ad exec on the make, Kevin is the house-husband with the baby and time to nurture his much-vaunted creative powers. But when the bottom falls out of the market for their dot-com neighbour Richard, an economic squall threatens to sink their fragile emotional prosperity. "Declan Hughes has a keen eye for absurdity, a quirky sense of humour and a knack for making acrimony amusing while not underrating the seriousness of the issues." The Times

Published to tie in with opening directed by Lynne Parker for Rough Magic at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Praise for Declan Hughes' writing: "savagely comic", "compelling", "darkly funny



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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
5
Section 3
46
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About the author (2003)

Declan Hughes is an Irish novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He was born in 1963 and grew up in Dalkey, a suburb of Dublin. He was educated at Marian College, Ballsbridge and Trinity College, Dublin. He received the Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel in 2007 for his debut crime novel, The Wrong Type of Blood, which introduced Irish-American detective, Ed Loy. Loy was named in homage to the character Sam Spade from The Maltese Falcon, as a loy is a traditional Irish spade. Other titles in the Ed Loy Series include; The Color of Blood, The Price of Blood, All the Dead Voices and City of Lost Girls. Declan's most recent novel is entitled All the Things You Are.

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