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Paperback pick: The Spinning Heart

Donal Ryan's touching debut

by Psychologies

the spinning heart

The Spinning Heart

by Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland, £7.99)

By one of the breakthrough authors of 2013, this debut recently won the Guardian First Book Award.

Set in a tight-knit Irish community in the grip of the recession, it’s a heart-rending look at the inner experiences of people when disaster strikes from without.