- Publish Date: 2016-10-04
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Kevin Barry
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A 2015New York TimesNotable Book
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize
It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought eleven years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to calm his unquiet soul in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour.Beatleboneis a tour de force of language and literary imagination, a surreal novel that blends fantasy and realitya Hibernian high wire act of courage, nerve, and great beauty.