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Yeats is Dead!: A Novel by Fifteen Irish Writers

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“I think he was dead before I shot him.”

With these auspicious words begins a murder mystery so utterly unlike any other that it took fifteen of Ireland’s finest writers (working well below their peak) to bring it to its unlikely conclusion. The plot involves a mad search for the only manuscript of an unpublished novel by James Joyce, and features a stellar cast—including a sadistic sergeant with the unlikely name of Andy Andrews and the unforgettable mob boss Mrs. Bloom, a woman “who had tried everything but drew the line at honesty.” Raucous, raunchy, gratuitously violent and completely hilarious, Yeats Is Dead! is a diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel. James Joyce would be proud.


From the eBook edition.

Review:

"A high-spirited, screwball mystery." Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls

Review:

"Outrageous humor...absurdist sex...a roller-coaster ride." Michael Pakenham, Baltimore Sun

Review:

"Some of Ireland's best writers have created a raucous tale with delicious twists and turns." Dylan Foley, Irish Echo

Review:

"Despite the playful inaccuracy of its title — Yeats will never die — this is a splendid venture, full of wit and high spirits. A great romp of a read." John Banville, author of Eclipse

Synopsis:

Fifteen Irish writers have each contributed a chapter to this sinfully entertaining murder mystery starring some of the most memorable characters in recent fiction. The unique project was developed by Amnesty International to help raise funds for its efforts.

About the Author

Editor JOSEPH O'CONNOR'S debut novel, Cowboys and Indians, was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize. His work has been widely translated and has won many prizes. He lives in Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375412974
Subtitle:
(a mystery by fifteen Irish writers )
performance:
Authors: Roddy Doyle -- Conor McPherson -- Gene Kerrigan -- Gina Moxley -- Maria
Author:
Doyle, Roddy
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
English fiction
Subject:
Joyce, James
Subject:
Dublin
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
no. 1892
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
259 p.
Dimensions:
9.73x6.60x1.09 in. 1.23 lbs.

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Product details 259 p. pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780375412974 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A high-spirited, screwball mystery."
"Review" by , "Outrageous humor...absurdist sex...a roller-coaster ride."
"Review" by , "Some of Ireland's best writers have created a raucous tale with delicious twists and turns."
"Review" by , "Despite the playful inaccuracy of its title — Yeats will never die — this is a splendid venture, full of wit and high spirits. A great romp of a read."
"Synopsis" by , Fifteen Irish writers have each contributed a chapter to this sinfully entertaining murder mystery starring some of the most memorable characters in recent fiction. The unique project was developed by Amnesty International to help raise funds for its efforts.
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