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Four Letters of Love

Williams, Niall

ISBN 10: 0333726960 / ISBN 13: 9780333726969
Published by Picador
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Title: Four Letters of Love

Publisher: Picador

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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RomanceLarge Print EditionSpellbinding. Brilliant. starred, Kirkus ReviewsThis could be one of the sleepers of the season. starred, Publishers WeeklyWhen an Irish civil servant abandons his wife and twelve-year-old son for two summers to pursue his dream of becoming a painter, the stage is set for dramatic changes in the household. Despondent from the lack of income, the mother commits suicide, leaving Nicholas and his father to eke out a meager living. Years later, after a series of mishaps, Nicholass father burns his paintings, their house, and himself. Nicholas, now himself a civil servant, is a man with a mission. He casts aside his current life to try to regain the only surviving painting of his fathers work. His quest takes him to Galway where he finds much more than he ever anticipated.

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Niall Williams's work includes stage plays, screenplays, nonfiction (co-written with his wife, Christine Breen), and eight novels. He has twice been longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and his latest novel, History of the Rain, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Four Letters of Love, his first novel, was an international bestseller upon publication, translated into over twenty languages, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Williams lives in the west of Ireland.

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