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The Trout (large print)
Peter Cunningham

The Trout

  • Format: Largeprint - paperback
  • Released: 1 January 2018
  • Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781528800365
  • Category: Large Print Books Fiction Crime & mystery
  • Availability: A print-on-demand title (delivery in 7 to 10 days)
  • Our Price: £19.50
  • Author Biography: Peter Cunningham is from Waterford in the south east of Ireland. He is the author of the Monument series, widely acclaimed novels set in a fictional version of his home town. His novel, The Taoiseach was a controversial best seller; The Sea and the Silence won the prestigious Prix de l Europe. He is a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of arts and letters, and lives with his wife, not far from Dublin.
  • Number Of Pages: 256
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Book summary

Peter Cunningham's superbly crafted psychological thriller echoes the terse battle of wits between a wily angler and a wilier trout who has mastered how to hide unseen in plain sight. It is a masterly study of a man whose life is turned upside-down by childhood secrets in an Ireland where evil could hide in plain sight because nobody had the courage to confront it. Now the consequences of his past must be confronted, no matter at what danger to himself and to those he loves. Packed with canny and uncanny insight, The Trout grows into a mesmerising read. --Dermot Bolger

'A poet walks through these pages weaving time past and time present into sadness and grace.'-Paul Lynch, Red Sky in the Morning and Black Snow 'Cunningham's engaging novel challenges us to create our own metaphors so we may, like the trout, raise our head above the surface towards truth.'-The Sunday Times

'Hooking the reader with immediately accessible characters, The Trout is a "read at one or two sittings" story. The gentle familiarity of the characters deceives while several layers of tension are introduced.' -Bord Gáis Energy Book Club, Book of the Month

'The strong characters, the excellent pacing, the sense of mystery, the undercurrent of menace and the beauty of the writing all come together to such you in- in what is essentially a perfect storm of a novel.' --Irish Daily Mail

'This is a well-crafted crisply written, gripping story.'-The Irish Times

'With its woven motifs, its tragic memories and its reflection on the quest for beginnings, The Trout subtly explores an existence forever marked by a childhood trauma. The precise and masterful use of suspense makes this a thrilling and emotional novel.'-Le Mond

'The reader is never less than fascinated.' -The Irish Independent

'A perfect storm of a novel . . . The Trout is a film in waiting.' --The Irish Daily Mail


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