The Spinning Heart

Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant. Donal Ryan’s brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in literary fiction.

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448154030

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2013 Shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award 2014 Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 Winner of Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2012 “My father still lives back the road past the weir in the cottage I was reared in. I go there every day to see is he dead and every day he lets me down. He hasn’t yet missed a day of letting me down.” In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds. The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant. Donal Ryan’s brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in literary fiction.

The Spinning Heart Study Guide 2021

Write better answers for the Comparative Study with the help of this companion guide to The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan.

Author: Amy Farrell

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ISBN: 9781910949832

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Write better answers for the Comparative Study with the help of this companion guide to The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan. Crack the Comparative with these clear, detailed notes and key moment analysis to help you achieve exam success. Understand how the Comparative Study Modes apply to The Spinning HeartCultural Context/Social Setting General Vision and Viewpoint Theme/Issue - Relationships Key Moments for each Mode

The Spinning Heart Study Guide 2020

Write better answers for the Comparative Study with the help of this companion guide to The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan.

Author: Amy Farrell

Publisher: Crack the Comparative

ISBN: 9781910949818

Category: Study Aids

Page: 48

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Write better answers for the Comparative Study with the help of this companion guide to The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan. Crack the Comparative with these clear, detailed notes and key moment analysis to help you achieve exam success. Understand how the Comparative Study Modes apply to The Spinning Heart Notes on Cultural Context/Social Setting Literary Genre Theme/Issue - Relationships Hero, Heroine, Villain Notes on Key Moments for each Mode

The Spinning Heart Comparative Study Guide

This book is a companion guide for the Comparative Study of 'The Spinning Heart', by Donal Ryan.

Author: AMY. FARRELL

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ISBN: 9781910949757

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Page: 188

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This book is a companion guide for the Comparative Study of 'The Spinning Heart', by Donal Ryan.

The Spinning Heart Classroom Questions

The Spinning Heart Classroom Questions is a teacher's resource intended for use in lesson planning, and in the classroom. It contains 248 questions to provoke student engagement and personal response while studying Donal Ryan's novel.

Author: Amy Farrell

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ISBN: 9781910949030

Category: Education

Page: 44

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Scene by Scene guides are teaching resources. They are short books of questions, designed to save teachers time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. Each guide is broken down by scene or chapter, to match and complement the text it accompanies. This means that the teacher is provided with a clear list of questions, at every stage of teaching the text. These questions can be used in class, or as homework, and so provide underlying structure to lesson planning. Classroom Questions teaching guides contain both closed, comprehension testing questions, and open, higher order questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. Closed questions can be used to check understanding and make sure students are on-task, while open questions promote thinking and reflection. In this way, Scene by Scene Classroom Questions keep students engaged with and focused on the text, and involved in classroom discussion. The Spinning Heart Classroom Questions is a teacher's resource intended for use in lesson planning, and in the classroom. It contains 248 questions to provoke student engagement and personal response while studying Donal Ryan's novel. Why choose to study The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan? Themes of family, relationships, communication, loss. Set in the Irish countryside during the recent economic recession. Alternative perspectives, each chapter is written in a new voice, developing the story in layers. Examines the gulf between our public and private selves. Exciting, compelling plotline.

Study Guide

This 52-page guide for "The Spinning Heart" by Donal Ryan includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 21 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

Author: Supersummary

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ISBN: 9781691594146

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Page: 54

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 52-page guide for "The Spinning Heart" by Donal Ryan includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 21 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Parent and Child Disconnect and Abuse and Inner Self Versus Outer Self and Masculinity.

A Slanting of the Sun Stories

Sometimes this is present in the ordinary, the mundane; sometimes it is triggered by a fateful encounter or a tragic decision.

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473509947

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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An old man looks into the fearful eyes of a burglar left to guard him while his brother is beaten; an Irish priest in a war-torn Syrian town teaches its young men the art of hurling; the driver of a car which crashed, killing a teenage girl, forges a connection with the girl’s mother; a squad of broken friends assemble to take revenge on a rapist; a young man sets off on his morning run, reflecting on the ruins of his relationship, but all is not as it seems. Donal Ryan’s short stories pick up where his acclaimed novels The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December left off, dealing with the human cost of loneliness, isolation and displacement. Sometimes this is present in the ordinary, the mundane; sometimes it is triggered by a fateful encounter or a tragic decision. At the heart of these stories, crucially, is how people are drawn to each other and cling on to love, often in desperate circumstances. In haunting and often startling prose, Donal Ryan has captured the brutal beauty of the human heart in all its hopes and failings.

From a Low and Quiet Sea

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE A moving novel of three men, each searching for something they have lost, from the award-winning and Man Booker nominated author Donal Ryan.

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525505024

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE A moving novel of three men, each searching for something they have lost, from the award-winning and Man Booker nominated author Donal Ryan. For Farouk, family is all. He has protected his wife and daughter as best he can from the war and hatred that has torn Syria apart. If they stay, they will lose their freedom, will become lesser persons. If they flee, they will lose all they have known of home, for some intangible dream of refuge in some faraway land across the merciless sea. Lampy is distracted; he has too much going on in his small town life in Ireland. He has the city girl for a bit of fun, but she's not Chloe, and Chloe took his heart away when she left him. There's the secret his mother will never tell him. His granddad's little sniping jokes are getting on his wick. And on top of all that, he has a bus to drive; those old folks from the home can't wait all day. The game was always the lifeblood coursing through John's veins: manipulating people for his enjoyment, or his enrichment, or his spite. But it was never enough. The ghost of his beloved brother, and the bitter disappointment of his father, have shadowed him all his life. But now that lifeblood is slowing down, and he's not sure if God will listen to his pleas for forgiveness. Three men, searching for some version of home, their lives moving inexorably towards a reckoning that will draw them all together.

All We Shall Know

From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea 'Poetic, powerful and heart-rending' The Times 'An exquisite account of womanhood, friendship, prejudice and tradition that is both intimate in scale and awesome in ...

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473509955

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea 'Poetic, powerful and heart-rending' The Times 'An exquisite account of womanhood, friendship, prejudice and tradition that is both intimate in scale and awesome in achievement' Irish Independent Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. Her husband doesn't take her news too well. She can’t tell her father yet because he’s a good man and this could break him. She’s trying to stay in the moment, but the future is looming – larger by the day – while the past won’t let her go. What she did to Breedie Flynn all those years ago still haunts her. It’s a good thing that she meets Mary Crothery when she does. Mary is a young Traveller woman, and she knows more about Melody than she lets on. She might just save Melody’s life. 'A joy to read, for all that it breaks your heart' Independent 'One of the finest writers working in Ireland today ... worthy of Greek Drama' Guardian 'A stunning piece of work, utterly truthful and emotionally powerful' Joseph O'Connor 'Work of genius ... I was entranced by it. Buckled by it' Sebastian Barry

The Spinning Heart Comparative Workbook HL17

Designed to be used when studying The Spinning Heart, by Donal Ryan, for the Comparative Study component of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level English examination in 2017, this A4 workbook contains 132 questions, covering the modes of ...

Author: Amy Farrell

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ISBN: 9781910949467

Category: Education

Page: 110

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The Thing About December

This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is.

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448154049

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea 'A force of nature ... a life-enhancing talent' Sebastian Barry While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns. Set over the course of one year of Johnsey’s life, The Thing About December breathes with his grief, bewilderment, humour and agonizing self-doubt. This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is. Donal Ryan’s award-winning debut, The Spinning Heart, garnered unprecedented acclaim, and The Thing About December confirms his status as one of the best writers of his generation. 'His paragraphs are unnoticeably beautiful, his heart always on show, and he writes with a social accuracy that is devastating' Anne Enright 'Compelling and heartbreaking . . beautiful, yet simple and utterly convincing' Sunday Times

Strange Flowers

WINNER of the An Post Irish Novel of the Year 2020 'You have to truly love people to write like this' Rachel Joyce 'One of the greatest novels of this century' Sunday Independent 'Gorgeously wrought' Guardian ________________ In 1973, ...

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473544610

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll returns. What - and who - she brings with her will change the course of her family’s life forever. Beautiful and devastating, this exploration of loss, alienation and the redemptive power of love reaffirms Donal Ryan as one of the most talented and empathetic writers at work today.

Strange Flowers

A POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR From the Booker nominated author of From a Low and Quiet Sea, Donal Ryan's new novel follows the Gladney family across three generations seeking the true meaning of what it is to find home and love ...

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143136399

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR From the Booker nominated author of From a Low and Quiet Sea, Donal Ryan's new novel follows the Gladney family across three generations seeking the true meaning of what it is to find home and love. In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home in Ireland and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll returns from London. What - and who - she brings with her will change the course of her family's life forever. Beautiful and devastating, this exploration of loss, alienation and the redemptive power of love reaffirms Donal Ryan as one of the most talented and empathetic writers at work today.

Spinning Heart

Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant. Donal Ryan's brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in fiction.

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781306916783

Category: Financial crises

Page: 159

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The rural residents of the county of Tipperary deal in their own ways with the financial collapse of the Irish economy.

A Slanting of the Sun

Poignant, punchy and philosophical, these stories will now become an integral part of the Ryan oeuvre and establish him as a permanent fixture within the Irish literary canon.

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781843516576

Category: Ireland

Page: 153

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From a Low and Quiet Sea

***LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018*** ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018*** 'An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully crafted novel' RODDY DOYLE Farouk’s country has been torn apart by war.

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473509963

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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***LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018*** ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018*** 'An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully crafted novel' RODDY DOYLE Farouk’s country has been torn apart by war. Lampy’s heart has been laid waste by Chloe. John’s past torments him as he nears his end. The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.

The Lotus and the Spinning Wheel

People could not end his fast by telling him the riots had stopped , unless the
hatred which was the cause of the riots had been purged from their hearts , so
that rioting would never revive . The fast started . Telegrams and cables of
sympathy ...

Author: Marie Beuzeville Byles

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Category: Buddha (The concept)

Page: 259

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The Spinning Wheel Our Heirloom A Soliloquy

Sad my lot , my new vocation , Friends of youth and age now gone , Far from
home , change in station , And no heart as fashion's drone ! But , I'm told my new
home's cheery , And its inmates , truly kindThat one ought not get weary In an ...

Author: F. G. Van Vliet

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Category: Spinning-wheel

Page: 64

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The life and times of Samuel Crompton inventor of the spinning machine called the mule

With an appendix of original documents, including a paper on the origin of
spinning by Rollers, read by Robert Cole, to the ... as from a mighty heart , the life
- blood which circulates through and sustains this stupendous system of
manufacture .

Author: Gilbert James French

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ISBN:

Category: Inventors

Page: 299

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The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton Inventor of the Spinning Machine Called the Mule

spindles almost on the spot of their invention ; propelling with regularity , as from
a mighty heart , the life - blood which circulates through and sustains this
stupendous system of manufacture . And , as if Providence compensated for the
neglect ...

Author: Gilbert J. French

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ISBN:

Category:

Page: 293

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