The Wild Laughter

The Wild Laughter

by Caoilinn Hughes

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Overview

AN IRISH TIMES & IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2020

NOMINATED FOR NOVEL AT THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS, 2020

'Extraordinary... A book of wicked intelligence and tender heart.' - Max Porter, author of Lanny

It's 2008, and the Celtic Tiger has left devastation in its wake. Brothers Hart and Cormac Black are waking up to a very different Ireland – one that widens the chasm between them and brings their beloved father to his knees. Facing a devastating choice that risks their livelihood, if not their lives, their biggest danger comes when there is nothing to lose.

A sharp snapshot of a family and a nation suddenly unmoored, this epic-in-miniature explores cowardice and sacrifice, faith rewarded and abandoned, the stories we tell ourselves and the ones we resist. Hilarious, poignant and utterly fresh, The Wild Laughter cements Caoilinn Hughes' position as one of Ireland's most audacious, nuanced and insightful young writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786077820
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 06/18/2020
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 225
Sales rank: 317,219
File size: 588 KB

About the Author

Caoilinn Hughes' first novel, Orchid & the Wasp (2018), won the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019, was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards and the Butler Literary Award, and longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the International DUBLIN Literary Award 2020. Her poetry collection, Gathering Evidence (Carcanet 2014), won the Irish Times Strong/Shine Award. Her short fiction won The Moth Short Story Prize 2018, a 2019 O. Henry Prize, and the Irish Book Awards' Story of the Year 2020. The Wild Laughter is her second novel. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is currently the Oscar Wilde Centre Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.

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