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Long Time, No See

Long Time, No See is Dermot Healy’s long-awaited new novel, from one of the greatest of contemporary Irish novelists in a stunning limited edition package.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571210749
Date Published
01.04.2011
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Summary

Long Time, No See introduces us to the unforgettable world of Mister Psyche .

In the isolated coastal townland of Ballintra in the Northwest of Ireland Recent school-leaver, occasional worker, full-time companion and Malibu-provider to Uncle Joe-Joe and his friend, The Blackbird, Psyche is a boy on the cusp of adulthood, undone by a recent traumatic event.

Hanging out with men some forty-plus years his senior proves hazardous for Mister Psyche when the appearance of a bullet-hole in Uncle Joe-Joe’s window draws him into a series of (mis)-adventures which unsettle and bemuse. Perhaps The Blackbird is losing it? Or perhaps The General has decided to act on a decades-old grudge? Whichever way, as the paranoia grabs a creeping hold of Uncle Joe-Joe, his fragile world threatens to collapse. And it is Mister Psyche who must digest this and acknowledge the new world taking shape in the old …

An epic in miniature peopled by a cast of innocents and broken misfits, Long Time, No See’s lyrical power casts a miraculous literary spell.