Tuesday, 2 October 2012

A YEAR'S MIDNIGHT IN IRELAND



ALL ARE WELCOME TO THE IRISH LAUNCHES OF MY NOVEL 'A YEAR'S MIDNIGHT' TAKING PLACE WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK!

Limerick-based poet Ciaran O'Driscoll will be launching his new novel, 'A Year's Midnight', published by Pighog Press, at the following Irish venues:

Thursday 4th October, 7pm: The Irish Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Launched by Vincent Woods.

Friday 5th October, 2pm: The Players Theatre, Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Reading and discussion. Introduced by John Davies, director of Pighog Press.

Tuesday 9th October 7pm: O'Mahony's Bookshop, O'Connell Street, Limerick. Launched by Jo Slade.

A Year’s Midnight is that rare beast, a truly literary page-turner. A compelling and witty black com- 
edy, it draws readers into the edgy relationship between George and his partner Barbara, as they at- 
tempt to spend a relaxing year in rural Italy.  
But their plans all go awry as between drinks, recriminations, a poltergeist and sinister childhood 
memories, their relationship disintegrates. Soon George is walking a fine line between mysticism and 
madness. His loving artist partner is alienated by his unpredictable mood swings. Failing to see why he 
pays so much attention to a mysterious nearby field, she is drawn into the arms of their landlord 
Rogero.......  

 
“A Year's Midnight is a wonderful and beautiful piece of work – written by 
someone who has the eye of a painter, the ear of a listener and the pen of a 
poet. A book that entwines sensual delight with wry humour, landscape with 
lunacy – a joy from first to last.” John MacKenna 
 
“Disturbing, heart-warming and with generous amounts of darkly funny 
moments, O’Driscoll’s despair has a witty and lyrical edge that means you 
never get sucked so far into the darkness that you stop enjoying the journey. 
Buon viaggio...” Shelley Marsden The Irish World 
 
 

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