Troubles: Winner of the 2010 "Lost Man Booker Prize" for Fiction (Paperback)
Winner of the 2010 "Lost Man Booker Prize" for Fiction
New York Review of Books, 9781590170182, 480pp.
Publication Date: October 31, 2002
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Praise For Troubles: Winner of the 2010 "Lost Man Booker Prize" for Fiction…
Remarkable … Mr. Farrell deserves high praise for this novel. It is subtly modulated, richly textured, sad, funny, and altogether memorable.
— Times Literary Supplement
A tour de force … sad, tragic, also very funny.
— The Guardian
Farrell wrote superbly; all his books had a quality that hallmarks great literary talent—he could “do” texture. This album—which is what Troubles feels like—records the same Anglo-Irish as Elizabeth Bowen knew and belonged to. As with Bowen, this feels like the real thing (which is all a novel has to do). Always judge a writer by his grasp of what he doesn’t know: Farrell died young yet his old people are almost his best creations.
— Frank Delaney, The Guardian