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The Healing
by David Park

RRP €9.95

The Healing
by Author Name David Park

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List Price:9.95
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 13mm, 192pp
Publication date: 05 Apr 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN-13: 9780747571636


A man is shot dead before the eyes of his young son as they work together in the fields near their home - another victim of the violence in Northern Ireland. In the city, a confused and frightened old man grieves for his own loss and for the shattered world around him. When the young boy's mother moves them both from their country home to Belfast, the old man's life becomes entwined with that of the boy. Fascinated by the silent child, the old man believes he has at last found the instrument of healing.


'Park is an Irish-born writer who brings his celebration of language, and humanity, to every page' Daily Mail 'THE HEALING deserves to be numbered among the finest first novels of this or any other year' The Times 'A beautifully written story ... sheer magically descriptive writing' Irish Independent 'Park is a writer of startling grace and integrity' Daily Telegraph