Yeats Is Dead!

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 30, 2001 - Fiction - 272 pages
6 Reviews
Roddy Doyle, Conor McPherson, Gene Kerrigan, Gina Moxley, Marian Keyes, Anthony Cronin, Owen O’Neill, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O’Connor, Tom Humphries, Pauline McLynn, Charlie O’Neill, Donal O’Kelly, Gerard Stembridge, and Frank McCourt

Fifteen of Ireland’s brightest and most entertaining authors came together to benefit Amnesty International–resulting in this raucous, raunchy, and diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel.

Yeats is Dead! is an elaborate mystery centered around the search for something more valuable and precious than anything else in Ireland–an unpublished manuscript by James Joyce. A madcap chase ensues, spiced with the shenanigans of a spectacular array of characters: a sadistic sergeant with the unlikely name of Andy Andrews; a urinal paddy salesman; and the unforgettable Mrs. Bloom, a woman “who had tried everything but drew the line at honesty.” Gratuitously violent and completely hilarious, Yeats is Dead! is an out-of-control tale of lust and literature that packs big laughs and an even bigger body count.

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User Review  - mickymalone - LibraryThing

Yeats Is Dead! must be one of the strangest mysteries. Wherever outcomes would seem predictable, the next writer reverses the tide of the story. Chapter 2 mentions none of the characters that Chapter 1 does and whenever a character is being built up they are killed off by the next writer. Read full review

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User Review  - stevage - LibraryThing

The twists and turns are entertaining, and it's truly unpredictable in a way which single-author books rarely are. But there is a painful moment which made me cringe, when a character who is ... Read full review


Roddy Doyle
Conor McPherson
Gene Kerrigan
CHAPTER4 Gina Moxley
Marian Keyes
Anthony Cronin
Owen ONeill
Hugo Hamilton
Joseph OConnor
Tom Humphries
Pauline McLynn
Charlie ONeill
Donal OKelly
Gerard Stembridge

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Joseph O’Connor lives in Ireland.

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