Sudden Times by Dermot Healy

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Ollie Wing is barely surviving. Back home in Sligo, he collects trolleys in a supermarket car park and lives in a run-down house with a group of art students. He can't escape what has happened in London and is tormented by old fears and regrets. Finally, he decides to confront his demons.

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DERMOT HEALY is the author of three novels (including A Goat's Song), a memoir, a collection of stories, and five volumes of poetry. His prizes include the Hennessey Award for Short Stories, the Tom Gallon Award, and the Encore Award. He was the winner of the 2002 America Ireland Literary Award, which was funded by the America Ireland Fund and given in recognition of his contribution to Irish letters.
Published May 31, 2011 by Vintage Digital. 353 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Eventually, both his friend Marty and his brother Redmond fall victim to real violence from his real enemies, leaving Ollie to grapple alone with his demons and a brutally insensitive English justice system.

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When a slowly recovering Ollie finally confronts and explicates the events in England and his murky role as both victim and unwitting instigator, the story of an unbalanced young man becomes one of immigrant working life, racketeering in the construction industry, corrupt bosses, the suspicious d...

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