Anne Haverty The Free and Easy

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The Free and Easy

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Tom, an American investor on a mission to help the Irish people climb out of the mud, arrives in Dublin to find a country far less needy than he had imagined: the economy is in overdrive and so are the characters, in this quirky, witty satire on the “New Ireland.”

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Anne Haverty is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded young writers. She is the author of One Day as a Tiger, winner of the Rooney Prize and shortlisted for the 1997 Whitbread First Novel Award, and The Beauty of the Moon, a collection of poetry.

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"Woven around a subtle reworking of a well-known literary archetype: the returned Yank...The Free and Easy gives a sardonic contemporary twist to this motif, [it] consistently entertains in its gentle mockery" -- Liam Harte * Irish Times * "An acutely observed and perceptive portrait of the arriviste Irish...The writing, as admirers of Haverty would expect, is lucid and masterful. It captures the cynicism of a society for whom money is god without allowing that cynicism to corrupt its own integrity" -- Justine McCarthy * Irish Independent * "A virtuoso performance...in turns hilarious, tender and acerbic" -- Marcella Edwards * Literary Review * "Haverty's entertaining satire paints a vibrant picture of 21st Century Ireland" -- Anthony Gardener * Mail on Sunday * "Haverty is one of our most interesting novelists, with an admirable chameleon quality evident in her books... Has an acutely observant eye... Her prose is stylish and possessed of a wicked humour" * Sunday Tribune *

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