By November 20, 2014 Read More →

Academy Street by Mary Costello

Academy Street Mary CostelloWe’re big fans of Mary Costello’s short story collection The China Factory in Charlie Byrne’s and are delighted to see the immediate success of her debut novel Academy StreetAcademy Street is published by Canongate, and has just been shortlisted for the Eason Novel of the Year award, the pre-eminent category in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014, and the Costa Book Awards. A hardcover copy of Academy Street costs €15.99. Drop us a line if you’d like to reserve a copy or have one shipped directly to you!

About Academy Street:

Growing up in the west of Ireland in the 1940s Tess is a shy introverted child. But beneath her quiet exterior lies a heart of fire. A fire that will later drive her to make her home among the hurly burly of 1960s New York.

Over four decades and a life lived with quiet intensity on Academy Street in upper Manhattan, Tess encounters ferocious love and calamitous loss. But what endures is her bravery and fortitude, and her striking insights even as she is ‘floating close to hazard.’

Joyous and heart-breaking, restrained but sweeping, this is a profoundly moving story that charts one woman’s quest for belonging amid the dazzle and tumult of America’s greatest city. Academy Streetestablishes Mary Costello as one of Ireland’s most exciting literary voices.

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