Salesman - Joseph O'Connor (Paperback)

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It's Dublin, June 1995, the hottest summer since records began. But Billy Sweeney, a middle-aged salesman with a failed marriage, a faltering career and a tumbledown house, has more than weather on his mind. His youngest daughter lies in a coma in hospital following a mysterious attack on the petrol station where she worked.

Product Details

Barcode
9780099268383
Department
Books
Released
5 Dec 1998
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Joseph O'Connor
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Language
English
Number of Pages
400
Dimensions
199 x 129 x 25mm (288g)

Annotation

But Billy Sweeney, a middle-aged salesman with a failed marriage, a faltering career and a tumbledown house, has more than weather on his mind. Devastated by the unfolding consequences of that hot, violent night, frustrated by officialdom and failed by the system, Billy finally tires of seeking legal justice.

Summary

It's Dublin, June 1995, the hottest summer since records began. But Billy Sweeney, a middle-aged salesman with a failed marriage, a faltering career and a tumbledown house, has more than weather on his mind. His youngest daughter lies in a coma in hospital following a mysterious attack on the petrol station where she worked. Devastated by the unfolding consequences of that hot, violent night, frustrated by officialdom and failed by the system, Billy finally tires of seeking legal justice. He decides to take the law into his own hands. . .

Fiction

General Subject
Crime/Thrillers
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Suspense
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Thrillers
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Dublin (Ireland)
Library Subject 2
Fiction
Dewey Classification
823.914 823.914
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. His books include six previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea, and Redemption Falls. Star of the Sea became an international bestseller, winning the Irish Post Award for Fiction, an American Library Association Award, France's Prix Millepages, Italy's Premio Acerbi, and the Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year. His work has been published in thirty-five languages.

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