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Carry Me Down

by M. J. Hyland

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Canongate U.S. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novel,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8923840M
    ISBN 101841958786
    ISBN 109781841958781
    OCLC/WorldCa124068158

    Get this from a library! Carry me down. [M J Hyland] -- John Egan, aged twelve, lives with his mother, father, and grandmother in a rather fragile household. He has an unusual talent: he knows when people are lying and his talents threaten the. Carry Me Down can perhaps best be understood as part of the British kitchen-sink realist tradition exemplified by Alan Sillitoe’s Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner (WH Allen, ) or Barry Hines’ A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin, ). The hallmark of such stories is a working-class setting, characterised by a class struggle of sorts and.

    Get this from a library! Carry me down. [M J Hyland] -- John Egan is a misfit, a year-old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant who insists on the ridiculous truth. He has been able to detect lies for as long as he can remember and. Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, written by Diane McWhorter and published by Simon & Schuster in , won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.. McWhorter grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and recounts being about the same age as the girls killed in the September bombing of the 16th.

      The Guinness Book of Records is his favourite book and he wants to visit Niagara Falls with his mother. But, more than anything, he is determined to become a world-famous lie detector, almost at any Me Down is written in clean, compelling prose, and is about John’s obsessive and dangerous desire to see the truth, even as his family.   Carry Me Down () was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won both the Hawthornden Prize and the Encore Prize. M.J Hyland has twice been longlisted for the Orange Prize ( and ), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize ( and ) and This is How () was also longlisted for the Dublin International IMPAC prize/5(K).


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Carry Me Down book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. John Egan is a misfit — a twelve Carry Me Down book old in the body of a grown ma /5. Carry me Down is quite similar to Roddy Doyle Haha and The boy in the Striped Pyjamas: a dark tale told from the perspective of a child.

In this case, a troubled family, social circumstances and early teenagedom combine to create a captivating read.4/5(38). Carry Me Down, in all its grossness and granular beauty, is a remarkable book.”— San Francisco Chronicle “In taut, simple prose, Hyland meticulously captures the specific pains of growing up poor and lonely in Ireland and deftly anatomizes her judgmental protagonist’s odd mixture of little boy and grown lad.”—Entertainment Weekly4/5(38).

Carry Me Down () is the second novel of British writer M. Hyland. It was awarded the Hawthornden Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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John Egan has an unusual talent: he knows when people are lying. He hopes that one day this gift will bring him fame and guarantee his entry into the Carry Me Down book Book of World Records, but until then, he must deal with the destructive undercurrents of his loving but fragile family.

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John Egan is a misfit. a twelve-year-old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant. who diligently keeps track of the lies large and small that are told to him.

Carry Me Down () is the second novel of British writer M. Hyland. It was awarded the Hawthornden Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Carry me down is the story of a young boy who can detect lies. Carry Me Down (), her second novel, was winner of the Encore Prize and the Hawthornden Prize and was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Hyland lives in Manchester, England, where she teaches in the Centre for New Writing at Manchester University.

Carry Me Down, by M.J. Hyland, was John’s choice for the book group to read. He had heard the author talk about her major influence, Peter Handke’s novella The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty, which employs a plain, factual mode of storytelling, and was curious to read this novel.

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