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The Resource This is the Ritual

This is the Ritual

Label
This is the Ritual
Title
This is the Ritual
Statement of responsibility
Rob Doyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young man in a dark depression roams the vast, formless landscape of a Dublin industrial park where he meets a vagrant in the grip of a dangerous ideology. A woman fleeing a break-up finds herself taking part in an unusual sleep experiment. A man obsessed with Nietzsche clings desperately to his girlfriend's red shoes. And whatever happened to Killian Turner, Ireland's vanished literary outlaw? Lost and isolated, the characters in these masterful stories play out their fragmented relationships in a series of European cities, always on the move; from rented room to darkened apartment, hitchhiker's roadside to Barcelona nightclub. Rob Doyle, a shape-shifting drifter, a reclusive writer, also stalks the book's pages. Layering narratives and splicing fiction with non-fiction, This is the Ritual tells of the ecstatic, the desperate and the uncertain. Immersive, at times dreamlike, and frank in its depiction of sex, the writer's life, failed ideals and the transience of emotions, it introduces an unmistakable new literary voice
Summary
Immersive and at times dreamlike and frank in its depiction of sex, the writer’s life, failed ideas and the transience of emotions, a collection of stories play out their fragmental relationships in a series of European cities, telling of the ecstatic, the desperate and the uncertain
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10549587
Cataloging source
BT
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Doyle, Rob
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Short Stories & Anthologies
Target audience
adult
Label
This is the Ritual
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_160414
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408865385
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
This is the Ritual
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_160414
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408865385
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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