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11.99 Beatlebone

A searing, surreal novel that blends fantasy and reality—and Beatles fandom—from one of literature’s most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane

It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought eleven years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to calm his… (more)

Editorial reviews (8 reviews)

Barry has established himself as an experimental writer and an innovator. You haven’t read anyone quite like him, I promise.

Even as the journeys of the author and his protagonist merge, Mr. Barry and Lennon remain stubbornly distinct. But perhaps what ultimately makes this a great novel is its author’s exploration of the ways that sometimes, in art, we do get to become each other — kind of.

Bookreporter : Beatlebone (November 21, 2015)

Barry combines primal screaming and another fact from Lennon’s life --- his 1967 purchase of Dorinish Island off the west coast of Ireland --- to create a fictionalized account of a creatively challenging moment from late in the songwriter’s life.

Book Details  

Publisher: Anchor (November 17, 2015)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 4.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Goldsmiths Prize 2015 winner

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