Nominated by:

Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, Norway

Publisher of nominated edition:

Atlantic Books, UK

Cold Eye of Heaven

Christine Dwyer Hickey      

2013 Longlist

Cold Eye of Heaven: the stunning new novel from Christine Dwyer Hickey, bestselling author of Last Train to Liguria.

Farley is dying and we are by his side. As his mind begins to move back over his 75 years, Farley takes us into his past and with the comic wit of a true Dubliner unravels his life – its loves, its losses and its betrayals – right in front of our eyes.

‘This stunning novel has as its core the pulsing heart of love that drives the circulation of every being… Extraordinary’ Independent on Sunday.

(From Publisher)

About the Author

Christine Dwyer Hickey is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer. Twice winner of the Listowel Writers’ Week short-story competition, she was also a prize winner in the prestigious Observer/Penguin short-story competition. Her bestselling novel Tatty was chosen as one of the 50 Irish Books of the Decade, longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award, for which her novel The Dancer was also shortlisted. Her most recent bestseller, Last Train from Liguria, was nominated for the Prix L’Européen de Littérature. She lives in Dublin

Librarian’s Comments

Traces the life story of one man but in reverse order, which works well. Detailed and rich, in the catching Dublin dialect.

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