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Carry Me Down

Carry Me Down

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M. J. Hyland

  • awardWinner, The Hawthornden Prize, United Kingdom
  • awardWinner, The Encore Award, United Kingdom
  • awardShortlisted, Man Booker Prize
  • awardLonglisted, Orange Prize for Fiction
  • John Egan lives with his mother, father and grandmother in rural Ireland. 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 cost.

    Carry 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 is threatened in countless ways. In this singular tale of disturbed love every word rings true.

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    M. J. Hyland
    About the Author

    M. J. Hyland was born in London to Irish parents in 1968 and spent her early childhood in Dublin. She studied English and law at the University of Melbourne, Australia and worked as a lawyer for several years. Her first novel, How the Light Gets In (2003) was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Age Book of the Year and also...

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    ‘This book deserves all the accolades it has received and merits its release as part of a group that attracts the word classic.’

    Other editions ofCarry Me Down
    • Carry Me Down
      ISBN: 9781925355338
      29 March 2016
    • Carry Me Down
      ISBN: 9781921776458
      16 May 2010
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