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Yeats Is Dead! : A Mystery by 15 Irish Writers - Joseph O'Connor

Yeats Is Dead!

A Mystery by 15 Irish Writers

By: Joseph O'Connor (Editor)

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Published: 11th June 2002
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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elaborate mystery centered around the search for something more valuable and precious than anything else in Ireland-an unpublished manuscript by James Joyce.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.

"A great romp of a read." -John Banville

"Hilarious. . . . Filled with sharp vignettes amid the bedlam." -"Washington Post
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"If you've ever wondered, as I have, just how much fun fifteen Irishmen can have while sober, "Yeats Is Dead!" provides the answer." -Richard Russo, author of "Empire Falls
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ISBN: 9780375727566
ISBN-10: 0375727566
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 11th June 2002
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.2