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Conor O’Callaghan: We Are Not in the World


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Published 2022
Paperback 272 pages

ISBN 9781529176360

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‘Haunting, mesmerising, and so deeply intelligent’ Kamila Shamsie, author of Women’s Prize for Fiction winning Home Fire

Heartbroken after a long, painful love affair, a man drives a haulage lorry from England to France. Travelling with him is a secret passenger – his daughter. Twenty-something, unkempt, off the rails. With a week on the road together, father and daughter must restore themselves and each other, and repair a relationship that is at once fiercely loving and deeply scarred. As they journey south, down the motorways, through the service stations, a devastating picture reveals itself: a story of grief, of shame, and of love in all its complex, dark and glorious manifestations.

‘Wonderful, wrenching . . . full of enormous feelings very precisely rendered’ Sara Baume

Conor O’Callaghan is originally from Dundalk, and now divides his time between Dublin and the North of England. His critically acclaimed first novel Nothing on Earth was published by Doubleday Ireland in 2016.


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