From one of Ireland's bestselling writers, a literary thriller set in London and Dublin. A combination of family fable and gripping thriller, Father's Music tells the story of Tracey, the troubled twenty-two-year-old daughter of an Englishwoman and a wandering musician from Donegal. She knows very little about her father, who returned to Ireland before Tracey was born, but when she is taken to Ireland by her lover, a Dublin businessman with underworld connections, Tracey at last feels she is coming home - to her father's land. Caught up in Dublin low-life, tormented by memories of her dead mother and eager to follow up news of her father, Tracey finds her journey home to be a dangerous and extraordinary one...
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‘Father’s Music pulses to the rhythm of a taut romantic thriller. It is the work of a master craftsman, with intricate plotting and the interweaving of characters’
lives casting a hypnotic spell’
Jack Hanna, Irish Times
‘Dermot Bolger creates a Dublin, a particular world, like no one else writing can… It is the urban landscape of the thriller that Bolger has made exclusively his own.’
Anne Haverty, Sunday Independent
‘A masterly psychological thriller’
“Lies, manipulation and suspicion are at the heart of 'Father’s Music' from the very start. In the opening scene of this, Dermot Bolger’s sixth novel, Tracey Evans, a promiscuous young Londoner haunted by her Irish roots, makes love in a seedy hotel with Luke Duggan, a member of a notorious Dublin criminal family now leading what is on the surface a respectable business and married life in exile … After this dramatic prelude, the novel pulses to the rhythm of a taut romantic thriller. It is the work of a master craftsman, with intricate plotting and the interweaving of characters’ lives casting a hypnotic spell.”
JACK HANNA, 'Irish Times'
“'Father’s Music' is the real McCoy, a gripping adventure story in which the characters’ struggles to confront their own demons are every bit as important as the mechanics of the plot. It is a consummate piece of work. The Irish novel is really flying at the moment and, in the galaxy of young talent, Dermot Bolger shines as brightly as anyone.”
DAVID ROBSON, 'Sunday Telegraph'
“Everything of the alienated urban underbelly is here, sloshing around in a potent brew … Dermot Bolger creates a Dublin, a particular world, like no one else writing can … It is the urban landscape of the thriller that Bolger has made exclusively his own.”
ANNE HAVERTY, 'Sunday Independent'
“Bolger has written a cracking, compelling and entertaining novel … 'Father’s Music' has a verve that is all but irresistible.”
ALLAN MASSIE, 'Scotsman'
“Grippingly well-written, vividly seen.”
BRIAN CASE, 'Time Out'
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Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007292868 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0982170
Book Description Flamingo, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 404 pages. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007292864