Solar bones

Mike McCormack, Michael West

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why these bleak thoughts today, the whole world in shadow, everything undercut and suspended in its own delirium

Marcus Conway has come home to his kitchen in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo,. Everything seems normal, yet he is haunted by the feeling that nothing is quite right. Poring obsessively over the details of his relationships, his world and his work as an engineer brings him closer to an understanding of how the things and people he loves have come together, and how they have and must inevitably come apart.

Winner of the International Dublin Literary Award 2018, Solar Bones is Mike McCormack's multi-award-winning elegy to the merits of an ordinary life.

This adaptation was first presented at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and subsequently at the Abbey Theatre. The production won Best Actor for Stanley Townsend and Best Director for Lynne Parker at the Irish Times Theatre Awards.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Methuen
Number of pages64
ISBN (Electronic)9781350372535, 9781350372542
ISBN (Print)9781350372528
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2022


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