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The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice

The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice

If you enjoy Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry, Donal Ryan and Lisa McInerney, 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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 1st January 1970

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472237255

Reviews

An Irish epic with a potent post-millennial hum and a wave-like momentum that becomes insidiously addictive
Irish Independent
Hugely engaging... warm, sincere and big-hearted. A wonderful debut from an Irish talent.
Image Magazine
Expertly experimental. Ryan has talent to burn
Irish Examiner
Ryan's imaginative novel is full of adventure and told with compassion...a compelling account of a family's fortunes
Irish Times
An engaging coming of age story told from a truly unique perspective. The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice is readable, thought provoking and highly entertaining
Sinéad Crowley
Highly experimental, the debut is well and thoughtfully written. We'll be hearing more from Ronan Ryan
Sue Leonard
Brimming with affection, wisdom and texture, this coming-of-age saga announces the 36-year-old as one of the more accomplished newcomers in Irish fiction
Sunday Independent
Ryan is a bold and brilliant new voice in Irish fiction. With a narrative that is both unique and spellbinding - he is a rising star
Cat Hogan, author of THEY ALL FALL DOWN
A brilliant debut. Edgy, fast-paced and clever . . . With his cinematic prose, Ronan Ryan takes you on many adventures which never fail to hold your attention. A fresh exciting new voice to be savoured
Hina Belitz, author of SET ME FREE