The Parts by Keith Ridgway

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Set in present-day Dublin, The Parts interweaves six lives and six narratives. In her mansion in the mountains, millionaire widow Delly Roche is getting ready for death. Keeping her company are her companion of many years, Kitty Flood, and the discreetly insane Dr. George Addison-Blake.

So why is Delly so keen to die? What exactly is in the letter discovered by Kitty? What is Dr. George doing in the shed by the tennis courts? And does any of it have anything to do with the conspiracy theories being hinted at on Joe Kavanaugh's radio show? Down in the city, Barry, Joe's producer, is getting caught up in something and he's not quite sure why. And all the time, conducting business down by the river, doing his best to keep out of this, is Kez.

Something is about to occur.
 

About Keith Ridgway

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Keith Ridgway was born in Dublin. The Parts is his second novel. His first novel, The Long Falling was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by FABER. 464 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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All are brought together when Barry invites Kevin to appear on Joe’s show, George kidnaps Kevin for his experiments in Gilmore’s underground lair, and Kitty discovers the lair and inadvertently frees Kevin, whereupon Delly finds him wandering about the house and calls the cops.

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The Parts by Keith Ridgway Faber £14.99, pp457 Keith Ridgway brings together for his chunky second novel a disparate cast of six Dubliners whose lives will be connected by the action that ensues, but whose real link, in the tradition of a more famous chronicler of Dublin, is that city itself.

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The Parts by Keith Ridgway 457pp, Faber, £14.99 With six narrative voices to marshal through the many layers of a city that is itself a "plural proper noun", it's no wonder Keith Ridgway resorts to symbols on the page to herald which looping, chattering consciousness he is currently inha...

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The Sunday Times

Joe and Barry pass through a series of violent and unloving homosexual encounters,To see the full article you need to subscribeThe Department of Energy & Climate Change - England - CompetitiveDepartment of Health - UK - CompetitiveDepartment of Health - UK - Salary - £63,000 per annumDepartment f...

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