Open-handed The Place Is Dublin The Time Is The Present Five Characters Two Irish, Three From Eastern Europe, All Seeking Success From Wildly Different Starting Points Become Entangled With One Another In A Web Of Politics, Property, Sex And Violence Chris Binchy S Novel Is A Beautifully Observed Portrait Of A Place And A Time, And A Thrillingly Paced Story Of An Unforgettable Group Of Characters Brought Together By Circumstance, Ambition And Need

Chris Binchy is the author of People Like Us, Open handed, and The Very Man, which was short listed for the Irish Novel of the Year Award He lives in Dublin, Ireland His aunt was author

[Reading] ➷ Open-handed Author Chris Binchy –
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Open-handed
  • Chris Binchy
  • English
  • 18 June 2019
  • 9780141036229

10 thoughts on “Open-handed

  1. says:

    Read this while I was doing a creative writing workshop with Chris Binchy, so that might have skewed my judgement, but I really enjoyed it A tense, pacy novel set smack bang in the middle of Celtic Tiger Dublin, and featuring the interlinking stories of the ill fated love affair between a violent bouncer and a Polish night club hostess, and the unravelling life of a grubby little councillor who could have been lifted straight from the pages of the Mahon Tribunal report The picture it paints of Dublin isn t a flattering one it s all soulless hotels and sprawling housing estates grim nightclubs underground prostitution corrupt politicians and dodgy property deals but it s a fairly accurate one Chris as I would have expected recreates this world with exquisite attention to detail and just enough humanity.

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