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The Companion

by Lorcan Roche

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The Companion by Lorcan Roche
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2010
    320 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Paperback Original. The Companion tells a story of obsession and control in which the dynamics of love and patience are tested to breaking point and beyond. Upbeat, defiant, dark, and morally ambiguous, it sifts through family secrets and lies, and discloses the survival codes of Manhattan. This Irish take on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest develops into one of those rare, perversely elegiac novels that lodge in the mind long after the last page has been turned.

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"Roche's balancing of Trevor's complexities with a quick wit, a sharp ear, and a deft understanding of how humans suffer that steals the show." - Publishers Weekly

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Lorcan Roche

Lorcan Roche, born 1963, is an award-winning journalist and playwright, travel-writer and lecturer. He once lived in New York City, where he was companion to a young man with muscular dystrophy. He lives in Dublin.

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