The Free and Easy

Author: Anne Haverty
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Contemporary Fiction
Book Format: Paperback

A wealthy American is burdened by a recurrent dream about his native Ireland, a country that had long ceased to interest or trouble him. Convinced that the Irish are asking him for help, he equips his errant grand-nephew, Tom Blessman, with a generous bank account, and dispatches himto the old country to offer assistance. In Dublin, Tom is bewildered to find a city thronged with glossy, happening people and an economy in overdrive. The Irish apparently want for nothing. As Tom attempts to make sense of it all - and to resolve his own personal history - he falls in with a fascinating gallery of characters, some of them super-rich, some trying to make their way in this opportunistic new world, and others pinning their hopes and ambitions to art, literature and 'heritage projects'. Central to this alluring scene is the sprawling Kinane family, especially Eileen, the lost soul of the family, whose waif-like beauty Tom pursuses through the city's bars, art galleries and parties, becoming ever more entangled with the dangerous Irish merry-go-round.Teeming with brilliant characters, clamourous with the life of Dublin's pubs and caf's, and the atmosphere of its streets, THE FREE AND EASY is a hugely entertaining and mordant take on Ireland past and present from one of Ireland's most stylish and interesting writers.

About Anne Haverty
Anne Haverty has published two previous novels: One Day As A Tiger (winner of the Rooney Prize and shortlisted for the 1997 Whitbread First Novel Award) and The Far Side Of A Kiss (longlisted for the Booker Prize). Chatto also publishes her poetry, including The Beauty of the Moon (a Poetry Book Society recommendation). Born in Tipperary, she now lives in Dublin.


SKU BK-9780099492955
Barcode # 9780099492955
Brand Vintage
Artist / Author Anne Haverty
Shipping Weight 0.2000kg
Shipping Width 13.000m
Shipping Height 1.800m
Shipping Length 19.700m

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