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The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice

  • Author
    • Ronan Ryan
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If you enjoy Paul Murray's SKIPPY DIES, or THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, you will want to read THE FRACTURED LIFE OF JIMMY DICE by Ronan Ryan. Jimmy is born a twin, and while he doesn't know it, his nearest sibling has stayed with him forever, overseeing the drama of his life played out and acting as a narrative voice.

As a young boy, aged seven, Jimmy loses a lower limb to an attack dog - the first of many disasters that shape him for the future. Jimmy is a chancer who becomes a wilful man unafraid to stand up to a notorious Dublin gangster. He's also a young man with heart and belief: a loyal son, a good friend, a courageous brother and a sweet and passionate lover.

Part love story, part coming of age, The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice is also the story of a life in the changing streets of Ireland, from the days of the Troubles to the boom and bust years and Dublin today.
  • Published: Oct 19 2017
  • 197 x 129mm
  • ISBN: 9781472237255

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Press Reviews

  • Irish Independent
    An Irish epic with a potent post-millennial hum and a wave-like momentum that becomes insidiously addictive
  • Image Magazine
    Hugely engaging... warm, sincere and big-hearted. A wonderful debut from an Irish talent.
  • Irish Examiner
    Expertly experimental. Ryan has talent to burn
  • Irish Times
    Ryan's imaginative novel is full of adventure and told with compassion...a compelling account of a family's fortunes
  • Sinéad Crowley

    An engaging coming of age story told from a truly unique perspective. The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice is readable, thought provoking and highly entertaining
  • Sue Leonard

    Highly experimental, the debut is well and thoughtfully written. We'll be hearing more from Ronan Ryan
  • Sunday Independent
    Brimming with affection, wisdom and texture, this coming-of-age saga announces the 36-year-old as one of the more accomplished newcomers in Irish fiction
  • Cat Hogan, author of THEY ALL FALL DOWN

    Ryan is a bold and brilliant new voice in Irish fiction. With a narrative that is both unique and spellbinding - he is a rising star
  • Hina Belitz, author of SET ME FREE

    A brilliant debut. Edgy, fast-paced and clever . . . With his cinematic prose, Ronan Ryan takes you on many adventures which never fail to hold your attention. A fresh exciting new voice to be savoured