One Day As A Tiger by Anne Haverty

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Martin Hawkins, a brilliant young historian, turns his back on his academic career and returns home to the family sheep farm. It is here that Missy, a sheep that has been "improved" with the introduction of human genes, begins to make a significant impact on his imagination.

 

About Anne Haverty

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Anne Haverty is one of IrelandÂ’ s most highly regarded young writers. She is the author of One Day as a Tiger, winner of the Rooney Prize and shortlisted for the 1997 Whitbread First Novel Award, and The Beauty of the Moon, a collection of poetry.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Ecco. 264 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Pierce takes his brother with him to purchase some genetically-engineered lambs, Martin spies a spindly one with weirdly expressive eyes and insists on bringing her home as a pet.

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Haverty's depiction of life in Ireland's rural communities is brilliant: one resonant chapter captures the rituals and rivalries of the village pub on a Saturday night.

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