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The Spinning Heart

The Spinning Heart

In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds.

About the Author

Donal Ryan


Donal Ryan was born in a village in north Tipperary in 1977. He currently lives with his wife and two children just outside Limerick City.


His first novel, The Spinning Heart (2012), won the 2012 Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and is longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.