The Loss of Ordinary Plenty

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Summary

Dublin, 1997. The property boom and the Celtic Tiger. A city awash with unexpected wealth and a new sense of entitlement, where five individuals face very different choices. Gareth Byrne, reeling from a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Tara Knott, dealing with the aftermath of a sister’s death and a new, even greater loss. The writer Harry Black and his partner Con, facing old age and fading reputations. Mabel Keane, her pampered life in danger of collapse as a result of her husband’s infidelity. Meanwhile, in St Clarence’s Nursing Home on the Southside of the city, a massacre of the innocents is planned by a young man as much demon as human, their lives in the hands of Jack Murphy... an angel. A fuck-up. A suicide, consumed by guilt and loss, and doomed to walk those streets in search of his redemption. On Easter Sunday their fate will be decided. Praise for Steven Duggan “Wonderful, remarkable, unforgettable stories” G.K. Nelson, Savoy Magazine “The Irish have a history of producing great short story writers. Steven Duggan is the latest in a long line.“ Patrick Hegarty, Planet Ireland “Rich in language, writing, character and plotting.” Criticus

Genre:
Other / Fantasy
Author:
Steven Duggan
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
26
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

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The Loss of Ordinary Plenty

Steven Duggan

Oyster Books

Copyright © 2021 by Steven Duggan

The moral right of the author has been asserted

First published January 2021

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever.


“We have tested and tasted too much, lover -

Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder.”

Patrick Kavanagh

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