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    DescriptionPatrick is a loner. An intelligent but disturbed young man struggling to find his place in the world. He ventures out on his own and as he begins to find happiness commits an act of violence that sends his life horribly and irreversibly out of control. But should a person's life be judged by a single bad act? This is How is a compelling and macabre journey into the dark side of human existence and a powerful meditation on the nature of guilt and redemption.

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    This is How
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M. J. Hyland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 282 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847673831
    ISBN 10: 184767383X

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
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    Author Information
    MJ Hyland was born in London to Irish parents in 1968. She studied law and English at the University of Melbourne, and is the author of two previous novels, HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, and CARRY ME DOWN, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 and winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the Encore Award. Hyland now lives in Manchester. Her website can be found at www.mjhyland.com.
    Review quote
    'Darkly, sparsely, and with sustained intensity, Hyland constructs the montage of a killer ... a dash of Camus's Meursault is added to the pathology ... She writes intelligently about her subject's growing institutionalization, his bafflement growing into boredom then safety as Patrick gradually finds a kind of happiness inside ... From within these shady borderlands Hyland has produced a memorable study.' Times Literary Supplement