Horace Winter Says Goodbye

Horace Winter Says Goodbye

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Meet Horace Winter and fall in love with life again in this bestselling novel - perfect reading for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

'Horace Winter is a character who will linger long after you've finished this highly original, moving, funny and elegant book' Irish Independent

'A journey that is both tender and sad, but a joy to witness. A moving and truly absorbing read' Image

'A quirky, tender and compulsive read. Horace Winter will win your heart' Irish Examiner

Horace Winter doesn't have friends. Ever since the long-ago day when the Very Bad Thing happened, he prefers to spend his time studying butterflies - less intimidating, less likely to disappoint.
The last thing he wants is to retire from his job at the bank, but he has no choice - and now faces an endless number of empty days where he has nowhere to go and no one to need him.
Then he receives some surprising news. And he meets Amanda, and Max, and discovers a mysterious letter his father never posted. Suddenly he finds his previously unexceptional life filled with important things to do. Before he'd thought he had too much time. Now he may be looking at not enough. But can he find the courage he's sought for so long to finally start living?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 28mm | 280g
  • Castleknock, Ireland
  • English
  • 1473641799
  • 9781473641792
  • 505,373

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A melancholy yet gently optimistic novel built around a subtly ironic reconciliation of existentialism with the butterfly effect.--Kirkus Reviews Resolute in his plans, Horace is a tenderhearted, quirky man readers will come to cherish
--Publishers Weekly
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About Conor Bowman

Conor Bowman was born on a Thursday in the west of Ireland. He is left-handed and hates coriander. In 1986, he stood up Samuel Beckett and has always regretted it. Incredibly, he was once offered a place to study in Cambridge University and that year changed his life.
His favourite writers are Graham Greene and A.M. Homes. Conor also writes songs. He has no mobile phone. He is not afraid of umbrellas and has an average sugar reading of 7.8. His hero is Elvis Presley. His favourite film is The 39 Steps.
Conor works as a senior counsel and lives in Meath. He is married with four children.
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107 ratings
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