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Funny, tragic, and unsentimental, Christine Dwyer Hickey’s Tatty is a devastatingly affecting insight into the mind of a child.
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Funny, tragic, and unsentimental, Christine Dwyer Hickey’s Tatty is a devastatingly affecting insight into the mind of a child.

With the crystal and sometimes brutal clarity of a child’s voice, Tatty tells the story of her alcoholic family, as she grows in age and awareness of the mutability and strangeness of her world. This is a portrait of a disintegrating family, and the child lost within it.

This extraordinary novel confirms Christine Dwyer Hickey’s status as one of the most potent voices in the canon of Irish literature.

Christine Dwyer Hickey is an award-winning
novelist and short story writer. She has published eight novels, one collection of short stories and a full-length play. She is a member of Aosdána, Honorary Secretary of the Irish Pen and lives in Palmerstown with her family.

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Publisher New Island
ISBN 9781848407619
Published 05/02/2020
Binding Paperback
Pages 208
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Funny, tragic, and unsentimental, Christine Dwyer Hickey’s Tatty is a devastatingly affecting insight into the mind of a child.

With the crystal and sometimes brutal clarity of a child’s voice, Tatty tells the story of her alcoholic family, as she grows in age and awareness of the mutability and strangeness of her world. This is a portrait of a disintegrating family, and the child lost within it.

This extraordinary novel confirms Christine Dwyer Hickey’s status as one of the most potent voices in the canon of Irish literature.

Christine Dwyer Hickey is an award-winning
novelist and short story writer. She has published eight novels, one collection of short stories and a full-length play. She is a member of Aosdána, Honorary Secretary of the Irish Pen and lives in Palmerstown with her family.

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