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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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