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Runaway lovers: The Heart in Winter, by Kevin Barry, reviewed

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29 June 2024

9:00 AM

29 June 2024

9:00 AM

The Heart in Winter Kevin Barry

Canongate, pp.224, 16.99

Watching Kevin Barry’s progress over the years has been a pleasure. His first novel, City of Bohane, flamboyant with tribal vernacular and savagery, was followed by Beatlebone, a beguiling surreal odyssey, and then Night Boat to Tangier, where two tired old crims wait and talk their way through the dark hours.

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