The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice

The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 26/01/2017
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Synopsis

If you enjoy Paul Murray's SKIPPY DIES, or THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, you will want to read THE FRACTURED LIFE OF JIMMY DICE by Ronan Ryan. Jimmy is born a twin, and while he doesn't know it, his nearest sibling has stayed with him forever, overseeing the drama of his life played out and acting as a narrative voice.
As a young boy, aged seven, Jimmy loses a lower limb to an attack dog - the first of many disasters that shape him for the future. Jimmy is a chancer who becomes a wilful man unafraid to stand up to a notorious Dublin gangster. He's also a young man with heart and belief: a loyal son, a good friend, a courageous brother and a sweet and passionate lover.

Part love story, part coming of age, The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice is also the story of a life in the changing streets of Ireland, from the days of the Troubles to the boom and bust years and Dublin today.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472237248
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 578g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 31 mm

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The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice
Wonderful original story
Loved this book, there are not many books that I stay up into the early hours to finish but this was one of them. Beautifully written, the characters reall... READ MORE
Frances Ryan