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The Resource Academy Street

Academy Street

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Academy Street
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Academy Street
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Winner, Irish Book Awards, Eason Novel of the Year, 2014 Academy Stree is the heart-breaking and evocative story of one woman's life spanning six decades. Tess's childhood in 1940's rural Ireland is defined by the sudden death of her mother. Later, in New York, she encounters the ferocious power and calamity of love, and the effects of catastrophic fate. The novel resonates with the rhythms of memory and home as well as those of America's greatest city. This is an intimate story about unexpected gifts and unbearable losses, and the perpetual ache for belonging. It is exquisitely written and profoundly moving. Mary Costello lives in Dublin. Her collection of short stories, The China Factory, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. Academy Street is her first novel. 'With extraordinary devotion, Mary Costello brings to life a woman who would otherwise have faded into oblivion amid the legions of the meek and the unobtrusive.' J.M. Coetzee 'I read Academy Street cover to cover in one night, unable to stop. It is a short novel about a long life, stretching from rural Ireland to post-9/11 New York, and brings to mind the elegance of Colm Toibin and the insight of Alice Munro. Its stealthy, quiet power will exert a hold over any reader.' Maggie O'Farrell 'Intensely moving but never sentimental, Academy Street is a profound meditation on what Faulkner called the human heart in conflict with itself. In Tess Lohan, Mary Costello has created one of the most fully realized characters in contemporary fiction. What a marvel of a book.' Ron Rash 'To recount a life story in a novel is a difficult task. To do so with brevity and unsentimental honesty takes greatness. A powerful and emotional novel from one of literature's finest new voices.' John Boyne
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Costello, Mary
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Academy Street
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OVERDRIVE:b8dd7746-24f1-45d1-a438-168cf72df484
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781925095395
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optical disk
Label
Academy Street
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b8dd7746-24f1-45d1-a438-168cf72df484
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925095395
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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