Irish Book Awards

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  • Bookselling Ireland
  • Dept 51 @ Eason
  • National Book Awards
  • Irish Independent
  • Specsavers
  • Ireland AM
  • Sunday Independent
  • RTÉ Offical Media Partner
  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • Avoca

This Living and Immortal Thing

The narrator is an Irish oncologist searching for a breakthrough in the lab of a New York hospital while struggling with his failing marriage, his growing alienation within the city, and the constant pull of home. A striking blend of medical information with a meditation on modern life and death.

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