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My Coney Island Baby

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My Coney Island Baby by Billy O'Callaghan
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An exquisite, heart-breaking novel about the end of an affair by an new Irish voice 'A poignant, piercing meditation on middle age and the passing of time. will linger with you long after the book is closed' Guardian *SHORTLISTED FOR THE ENCORE AWARD 2020* On a bitterly cold winter's afternoon, Michael and Caitlin escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit rendezvous. Once a month, for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven; these precious, hidden hours their only nourishment. But now, amid the howling of an angry snowstorm, the shut-down, out-of-season resort feels like the edge of the world. And their lives, suddenly, are on the brink - with news of serious illness on one side, and a move to the Midwest on the other.

Author Biography

Billy O'Callaghan is the author of the critically acclaimed novel My Coney Island Baby, which has been translated into nine languages and was shortlisted for the Encore Award 2020. Stories in his short-story collection The Boatman and Other Stories were shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award and for Writie.ie Short Story of the Year in the An Post Irish Book Awards. He lives in Douglas, a village on the edge of Cork City.
Release date NZ
February 6th, 2020
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
256
Dimensions
129x198x16
ISBN-13
9781784708764
Product ID
30396718

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