Costello, Mary The River Capture

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The River Capture

 
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SHORTLISTED FOR EASON NOVEL OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS
A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE IRISH TIMES and IRISH INDEPENDENT

Luke O'Brien has left Dublin to live a quiet life on his family land on the bend of the River Sullane. Alone in his big house, he longs for a return to his family's heyday and turns to books for solace.

One morning a young woman arrives at his door and enters his life with profound consequences. Her presence presents him and his family with an almost impossible dilemma.

In a novel that pays glorious homage to Joyce, The River Capture tells of one man's descent into near madness, and the possibility of rescue. This is a novel about love, loyalty and the raging forces of nature. More than anything, it is a book about the life of the mind and the redemptive powers of art.

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"One of the most surprising and original novels of 2019 . . . Exceptional . . . This is a sensory book that draws on the body to feed the mind" (The Times)

"Elegantly written . . . Exquisite and impressionistic prose" (Observer)

"An intellectual romp through language and word philosophy, and a self-confessed homage to James Joyce . . . Costello writes insightfully" (Sunday Times)

"Luminous . . . Unexpected . . . An audacious act of literary ventriloquism and one that Costello pulls off astonishingly successfully . . . Joyce devotees will discover much to enjoy in this clever homage, while fans of contemporary Irish literature will find a subtle, slightly melancholy, engrossing read" (Melissa Harrison Guardian)

"The River Capture is breathtaking. It is profound in the most bruising way; elegant, and then thrillingly savage; expansive, but masterfully precise, and full of sentences that made me choke on jealous rage. Costello is in a different class altogether" (LISA McINERNEY)

"Astonishingly bittersweet and beautiful, The River Capture is a quiet, important, hypnotic book about absolutely everything. It is as near perfect as it is possible for a novel to be" (SARA BAUME)

"A hypnotic read revealing how the ebb and flow of memory, family loyalty and love can disrupt the current of a life" (Mail on Sunday)

"Powerful . . . The River Capture reminds us that everything is connected, that we are, as humans, not separate from the teeming world of nature around us . . . Lyrical" (Financial Times)

"Intense, engrossing, a novel that constantly subverts the reader's expectation - Mary Costello is a truly startling talent" (KEVIN BARRY)

"The most beautiful new novel I read this year. A love letter to Joyce and Ulysses" (John Self Irish Times, Books of the Year)

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The new novel about love, loyalty and nature, from the author of Academy Street, Irish Book Awards Book of the Year 2014

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