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Dogs Enjoy the Morning

Dogs Enjoy the Morning

11.95

by Benedict Kiely

Dogs Enjoy the Morning is an uproarious novel full of weird and wonderful characters set in Cosmona, a fictitious village somewhere in Ireland . . .

B-Format, Paperback | 340pp | ISBN: 9781848406551 | Release Date: September 2017

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Dogs Enjoy the Morning is an uproarious novel full of weird and wonderful characters set in Cosmona, a fictitious village somewhere in Ireland . . . The doctor and his loving wife are secretly watched by Gabriel Rock, a one-eyed local Peeping Tom. A shell-shocked chaplain stalks through the village with his three hounds in tow, like Fionn MacCool. Nurse ‘Mouse’ Walters is seduced by the bed-bound Brother Lane. Teresa and Dympna, two young ones on the tear in Dublin, get mixed up with Amantha who specializes in robbing sailors. Cathy Hanafin can only drink red wine and her absentee husband, Whispering Christy, is on his way home. And then Gabriel Rock and daft Nora consummate their passion on top of the tower for all the world to see . . .

Reviews

Benedict Kiely is the Irish Balzac.
— Heinrich Böll
Stylish gabby, using language like a fallen angel, he mixes his feelings with a true storyteller’s verve that looks like superb skill but is in fact better. Call it instinct.
— Guardian