The Cold Eye of Heaven

Author(s): Christine Dwyer Hickey

Fiction Contemporary

"The Cold Eye of Heaven" is the new bestseller from Christine Dwyer Hickey, the acclaimed author of "Last Train to Liguria". Farley is an elderly Irishman, frail in body but sharp as a tack. Waking in the middle of the night, he finds himself lying paralysed on the cold bathroom floor and so his mind begins to move back into his past. Decade by decade, Farley unravels the warp and weft of his life, recalling loves, losses and betrayals with the darkly comic wit of a true Dubliner. For this is also Dublin's story, the city Farley has seen through poverty and prosperity, boom and bust - each the other's constant companion throughout his seventy-five years. Epic in scope, rich in detail, and shot through with black humour, "The Cold Eye of Heaven" is a bitter-sweet paean to Dublin and a unique meditation on the life of one of its citizens. This title is suitable for all those who loved "Last Train from Liguria", and for readers of "Any Human Heart" by William Boyd, Colm Toibin, John Banville, Edna O'Brien, Rose Tremain, Anne Enright and Sebastian Barry.


Product Information

Christine Dwyer Hickey is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Twice winner of the Listowel Writers' Week short story competition, she was also a prize-winner in the prestigious Observer/Penguin short story competition. Her best-selling novel Tatty was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Dublin.

General Fields

  • : 9781843549895
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : August 2011
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christine Dwyer Hickey
  • : Paperback
  • : Export & Airside ed
  • : 364