The Invisible Worm

The Invisible Worm

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It starts with a funeral. The great and the good have assembled: the President has sent a representative, and dignitaries are there in force. And Laura remembers those two terrible events. But was the tragedy out at sea an accident? Was the experience in the summerhouse cause rather than effect? With wonderful delicacy and economy, Jennifer Johnston has stripped bare the lives of a family overwhelmed by more than one of the deadly sins. The Invisible Worm contains greater power and passion than most novels three times its length.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747262594
  • 9780747262596
  • 466,506

Review quote

Roddy Doyle called Johnston the best writer in Ireland. Mesmerising, powerful fiction * Red * Cool, crafted poise and sly wit * The Times * Jennifer Johnston is masterly at creating atmosphere and evoking period and place * Daily Express * An immaculate artist: understated, unshowy, a careful and economical craftswoman of language and all the loose, unwieldy stuff of emotion * Scotsman *
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About Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston is one of the foremost Irish writers of her, or any, generation. She has won the Whitbread Prize (THE OLD JEST), the Evening Standard Best First Novel Award (for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS), the Yorkshire Post Award, Best Book of the Year (twice, for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS and HOW MANY MILES TO BABYLON?). She was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize with SHADOWS ON OUR SKIN.
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Rating details

65 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 23% (15)
4 46% (30)
3 26% (17)
2 3% (2)
1 2% (1)
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