The Healing
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The Healing

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Description

A man is shot dead before the eyes of his young son as they work together in the fields near their home - another victim of the violence in Northern Ireland. In the city, a confused and frightened old man grieves for his own loss and for the shattered world around him. When the young boy's mother moves them both from their country home to Belfast, the old man's life becomes entwined with that of the boy. Fascinated by the silent child, the old man believes he has at last found the instrument of healing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 14mm | 99.79g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747571635
  • 9780747571636
  • 553,385

Review quote

'Park is an Irish-born writer who brings his celebration of language, and humanity, to every page' Daily Mail 'THE HEALING deserves to be numbered among the finest first novels of this or any other year' The Times 'A beautifully written story ... sheer magically descriptive writing' Irish Independent 'Park is a writer of startling grace and integrity' Daily Telegraphshow more

About David Park

David Park has published three novels and one volume of short stories. He was the winner of the Authors' Club First Novel Award, the Bass Ireland Arts Award for Literature and a twice winner of the University of Ulster's McCrea Literary Award. He lives in County Down, Northern Ireland with his wife and two children.show more

Rating details

24 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 12% (3)
4 33% (8)
3 42% (10)
2 12% (3)
1 0% (0)
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