Kerrigan in Copenhagen by Thomas E. Kennedy
A Love Story

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...a spiraling exploration of alcohol, history, literature, art and jazz — and Kerrigan’s wounded psyche.
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Kerrigan is writing a guide book to his adopted city of Copenhagen. Specifically, a guide to the city's drinking establishments-of which there are more than 1,500.Thus, it is a project potentially without end, and one with a certain amount of numbness built into it, through countless drinks imbibed.And that is part of the point: for Kerrigan, an American expat fleeing a brutal family tragedy, has plenty he wants to numb.The only problem with his project is his research associate, a voluptuous, green eyed gal who makes him tremble with forgotten desire.

Kerrigan in Copenhagen is a love story. It is also a deeply human, Joycean romp through a magical city-its people, history, literature, and culture-giving Copenhagen its literary due and establishing Kennedy as a tremendously gifted novelist.
 

About Thomas E. Kennedy

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Thomas E. Kennedy’s books include novels, story and essay collections, and translations, and his writing has been awarded several prizes, including the National Magazine Award in 2008. Two other Copenhagen-based novels, In the Company of Angels and Falling Sideways, are also available from Bloomsbury. Kennedy teaches in the MFA program at Farleigh Dickinson University. Born and raised in New York, he now lives in Copenhagen with his two children. Visit his website at www.thomasekennedy.com.
 
Published June 11, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA. 252 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Susann Cokal on Jul 05 2013

...a spiraling exploration of alcohol, history, literature, art and jazz — and Kerrigan’s wounded psyche.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Liz Jensen on Dec 13 2013

For lovers of Copenhagen the Quartet's genius is to provide the startling solace of a familiar landscape made new. While for the uninitiated, Kennedy's project offers a more nuanced version of the Danish capital than any TV drama.

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Kirkus

Good
on Mar 31 2013

Kerrigan’s unresolved angst is the artificial heart of this real, joyous celebration of Copenhagen.

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