As You Were

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Sinéad Hynes is a tough, driven, funny young property developer with a terrifying secret. No-one knows it: not her fellow patients in a failing hospital, and certainly not her family. She has confided only in Google and a shiny magpie. But she can’t go on like this, tirelessly trying to outstrip her past and in mortal fear of her future. Across the ward, Margaret Rose is running her chaotic family from her rose-gold Nokia. In the neighbouring bed, Jane, rarely but piercingly lucid, is searching for a decent bra and for someone to listen. Sinéad needs them both. ‘As You Were’ is about intimate histories, institutional failures, the kindness of strangers, and the darkly present past of modern Ireland.

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Description

Discover this unforgettable, darkly funny novel about the power of friendship and the heartbreak of family life – shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021.

‘AMAZING’ Marian Keyes
‘BEAUTIFUL’ Douglas Stuart
‘FABULOUS’ Kevin Barry
‘THRILLING’ Nicole Flattery

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Sinéad Hynes is a tough, driven, funny young property developer with a terrifying secret.

No-one knows it: not her fellow patients in a failing hospital, and certainly not her family. She has confided only in Google and a shiny magpie.

But she can’t go on like this, tirelessly trying to outstrip her past and in mortal fear of her future. Somehow, Sinéad needs to seize the moment, and maybe then she can learn to be free…
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An Evening Standard, Observer and Daily Telegraph Book of the Year
An Observer Best Debut 2020

Winner of the Dalkey Book Festival Emerging Writer Award
Winner of the McKitterick Prize 2020
Winner of the Kate O’Brien Award 2021
Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year 2020

‘Extraordinary… This is writing that often reaches into your heartEvening Standard

‘Exhilarating…gloriously full of lifeIrish Independent

Feeney’s voice is at once fresh and sharp, with an eye for comedy’ Observer

Additional information

Weight 0.282 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13.1 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

392

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K