Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams
A Novel

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An Irish author presents an evocative debut novel about a man who leaves his family to paint pictures at God's command, disappearing into west Ireland, where he meets a young woman grieving over her afflicted brother. A first novel."
 

About Niall Williams

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Author and playwright Niall Williams was born in Dublin in 1958. He received a Master's degree in Modern American Literature from University College Dublin, where he also studied English and French literature. In 1980, he moved to New York and worked as a copywriter for Avon Books. In 1985, he moved back to Ireland to become a full-time writer. His first four books were co-written with his wife and deal with their life together in Kiltumper, Ireland. On his own, he has written three plays and five novels. His first novel, Four Letters of Love, became an international bestseller.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Farrar Straus Giroux. 257 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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Nicholas arrives on the scene the day after Isabel's wedding, and his presence magically, inexplicably, begins to cause a shift in the prevailing winds of fortune.

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This sparkling, lyrical and touching piece of Irish magic realism is a first novel by a writer known previously--if at all to American readers--as the author of a series of nonfiction books, written w

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This sparkling, lyrical and touching piece of Irish magic realism is a first novel by a writer known previously--if at all to American readers--as the author of a series of nonfiction books, written with his wife, about life in a remote corner of Ireland.

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