Yeats is Dead by Joseph O'Conner

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Roddy Doyle, Conor McPherson, Gene Kerrigan, Gina Moxley, Marian Keyes, Anthony Cronin, Owen O’Neill, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O’Connor, Tom Humphries, Pauline McLynn, Charlie O’Neill, Donal O’Kelly, Gerard Stembridge, and Frank McCourt

Fifteen of Ireland’s brightest and most entertaining authors came together to benefit Amnesty International–resulting in this raucous, raunchy, and diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel.

Yeats is Dead! is an elaborate mystery centered around the search for something more valuable and precious than anything else in Ireland–an unpublished manuscript by James Joyce. A madcap chase ensues, spiced with the shenanigans of a spectacular array of characters: a sadistic sergeant with the unlikely name of Andy Andrews; a urinal paddy salesman; and the unforgettable Mrs. Bloom, a woman “who had tried everything but drew the line at honesty.” Gratuitously violent and completely hilarious, Yeats is Dead! is an out-of-control tale of lust and literature that packs big laughs and an even bigger body count.

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About Joseph O'Conner

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Joseph O'Connor's debut novel "Cowboys & Indians" was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize. His other works include the novels "Desperados", "The Salesman" & "Irishowen", the story collection "True Believers", the stage play "Red Roses & Petrol", & an anthology comic journalism, "The Secret World of the Irish Male". His work has been widely translated & won many prizes, including the Macaulay Fellowship of the Irish Arts Council, the Miramax Ireland Screenwriting Prize, & the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award. He lives in Ireland.
Published June 30, 2001 by Vintage. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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