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I Could Read the Sky

O'Grady, Timothy

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ISBN 10: 186046386X / ISBN 13: 9781860463860
Published by Harvill Press, U.S.A., 1998
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New first edition oversized hardcover in good jacket. Jacket is damaged with a lot of wrinkles, several small closed tears repaired with acid-free tape, and a few small soil spots. Book itself is in pristine tight crisp new unread condition. Wonderful artistic collaboration between a fiction writer and a photographer. Bookseller Inventory # 047657

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Title: I Could Read the Sky

Publisher: Harvill Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Pyke, Steve

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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I Could Read the Sky is a collaboration, in the shape of a lyrical novel, between writer Timothy O'Grady and photographer Steve Pyke. It tells the story of a man coming of age in the middle years of this century. Now at its end, he finds himself alone, struggling to make sense of a life of dislocation and loss. He remembers his childhood in the west of Ireland and his decades of bewildered exile in the factories, potato fields, and on the building sites of England. He is haunted by the faces of the family he left behind, and by the land that is still within him. He remembers the country and the sea-scapes, the bars and the boxing booths, the music he played and the woman he loved.

About the Author:

Timothy O'Grady was born in the USA and has lived in Ireland, London and Spain. He is the author (with Kenneth Griffith) of Curious Journey: An Oral History of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution, and the novels Motherland, which won the David Higham award for the best first novel in 1989, and I Could Read the Sky, which won the Encore award for best second novel of 1997. His book On Golf was published by Yellow Jersey to superb reviews in 2003.

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