The Bee Sting by Paul Murray

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9780241984406
Published:
02 May 2024
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
400 pages
Dimensions:
198x129x35mm
Weight:
0.500kgs
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WINNER OF THE NERO BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2023
WINNER OF AN POST IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WRITERS' PRIZE FOR FICTION 2024
ONE OF SARAH JESSICA PARKER'S BEST BOOKS OF 2023

Book of the Year 2023 according to New York Times, New Yorker, The Sunday Times, The Economist, Observer, Guardian, Washington Post, Lit Hub, TIME magazine, Irish Times, The Oldie, Daily Mail, i Paper, Independent, The Standard, The Times, Kirkus, Daily Express, City A.M.

'A tragicomic triumph. You won't read a sadder, truer, funnier novel this year' Guardian

The Barnes family are in trouble. Until recently they ran the biggest business in town, now they're teetering on the brink of bankruptcy - and that's just the start of their problems. Dickie and Imelda's marriage is hanging by a thread; straight-A student Cass is careening off the rails; PJ is hopelessly in debt to the school bully. Meanwhile the ghosts of old mistakes are rising out of the past to meet them, but everyone's too wrapped up in the present to see the danger looming . . .

'Generous, immersive, sharp-witted and devastating; the sort of novel that becomes a friend for life' Financial Times

'Paul Murray [is] the undisputed reigning champion of epic Irish tragicomedy' Spectator

'An instant classic' Washington Post

'[An] astute, remorselessly funny novel' Daily Mirror

'A wagyu steak of a novel . . . A classic in the mode of The Corrections' The Times

About the Author: Paul Murray was born in Dublin in 1975 and is the author of An Evening of Long Goodbyes, Skippy Dies, The Mark and the Void and The Bee Sting. An Evening of Long Goodbyes was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and nominated for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. Skippy Dies was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and longlisted for the Booker Prize. The Mark and the Void won the Everyman Wodehouse Prize. The Bee Sting won the Nero Book Prize for Fiction and the An Post Irish Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the Writers' Prize for Fiction and the Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Paul Murray lives in Dublin.

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