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Everything In This Country Must

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Reissued alongside first paperback publication of DANCER Stunning new jackets for all of the McCann backlist, which will be showcased in the promotional material 'McCann returns to Ireland with this collection, turning his measured gaze and incisive prose to the country's recent history, with devastating effect' Maggie O'Farrell 'Colum McCann's stories are brooding, meditative and lyrically controlled to that delicate point where the emotion within them intensifies with each suceeding reading and recognition - wonderfully skilled and deeply felt' Seamus Deane 'McCann once again shows why he is one of the best writers in the world. Deeply moving and powerfully written, these are likely to become classics' Big Issue 'The most powerful evocation of imprisoned consciences that I have read outside the great Russians' Glasgow Herald 'With the poise of a truly major writer, he cuts through the surface tensions to address one of the most troubling questions: What have we done to the children?This is a powerful text' Sunday Independent

About the Author

Colum McCann was born in Dublin in 1965. His fiction has won numerous international awards including the Rooney Prize, the Ireland Fund of Monaco Princess Grace Memorial Award, a Pushcart Prize, and Esquire magazine's Writer of the Year award in 2003. In 2005 he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Film. He was recently inducted into the Hennessy Hall of Fame in Dublin. His work has been published in twenty-six languages. He has travelled widely and is based in New York, where he lives with his wife and children.


"There is no denying the discipline that has gone into "Everything in This Country Must ."--"Charles Taylor, "The New York Times Book Review" "Captures that peculiar nexus of hormones, deprivation and political imperative on a Northern Irish child coming of age." -Susan Salter Reynolds, "Los Angeles Times Book Review" "[A] stunning new book...Told in McCann's lush prose, these stories are both mesmerizing and painful." " -""Minneapolis Star-Tribune" "McCann has the knack of capturing the intensity of these strongly held views in a low-key prose that underscores their vitriol, and in a way that disturbs the reader's sensibilities." -"Richmond Times-Dispatch" "Excellent - this is a powerful and moving collection." -Roddy Doyle "Masterful. These emotionally charged, beautifully controlled tales can only enhance McCann's already considerable reputation." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred) "These are powerful stories - gritty, memorable and ambitious. The novella goes stra

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