By Keith Ridgway
(Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312327699, 464pp.)
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
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Set in present-day Dublin, The Parts interweaves six lives and six narratives. In her mansion in the mountains, millionaire widow Delly Roche is getting ready for death. Keeping her company are her companion of many years, Kitty Flood, and the discreetly insane Dr. George Addison-Blake.
So why is Delly so keen to die? What exactly is in the letter discovered by Kitty? What is Dr. George doing in the shed by the tennis courts? And does any of it have anything to do with the conspiracy theories being hinted at on Joe Kavanaugh's radio show? Down in the city, Barry, Joe's producer, is getting caught up in something and he's not quite sure why. And all the time, conducting business down by the river, doing his best to keep out of this, is Kez.
Something is about to occur.
Keith Ridgway was born in Dublin. The Parts is his second novel. His first novel, The Long Falling was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.