Winterwood by Patrick McCabe

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The San Francisco Chronicle declared him "one of the most brilliant writers to ever come out of Ireland," and Neil Jordan called Winterwood "the most terrifying book I've ever read." In this chilling and unforgettable novel, Patrick McCabe shows us that nothing-and no one-is ever quite what they seem. Shortlisted for the Irish Book Award for Novel of the Year, Winterwood is a disturbing tale of love, death, and identity from a masterful novelist whose "books are skillful exercises in the macabre and the horrific. It is as though Stephen King had learned how to write" (New York Review of Books).

About Patrick McCabe

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Patrick McCabe has been twice short-listed for the prestigious Booker Prize in Great Britain. He is considered one of Ireland's major new writers. McCabe was teaching learning-disabled students in a grammar school in London when his third novel, "The Butcher Boy," was published in 1992. The novel is a coming-of-age story written in the voice of its young narrator. The small town that Francie Brady lives in is modeled on the town where McCabe grew up. "The Butcher Boy" was an immediate success, and was nominated for the Booker Prize. It won the top literary prize in Ireland, the Aer Lingus Prize. McCabe's fifth novel, "Breakfast on Pluto," was published in 1998. It too was on the shortlist for the Booker Prize. He has also written several plays, including an adaptation of "The Butcher Boy." Patrick McCabe was born in 1955 in Ireland and was educated at St. Patrick's College in Dublin. He is married to Margot Quinn and has two daughters, Ellen and Katy.
Published October 1, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA. 254 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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Patrick McCabe’s novel involves a Faustian bargain.

Mar 04 2007 | Read Full Review of Winterwood

AV Club

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A murder in '80s Ireland is not what it seems. And neither is its narrator.

Feb 15 2007 | Read Full Review of Winterwood

The Independent

But when he sees Catherine with her new husband, he feels sympathy for the (perhaps) cuckolded Strange, and Redmond's descent has begun.

Nov 12 2006 | Read Full Review of Winterwood

Publishers Weekly

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Freelance writer Redmond Hatch loves his young wife, Catherine—he is 40 and she is 22 when they wed in 1981—and adores his infant daughter, Imogen, but in Irish author McCabe's eigh

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