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Jimmy Diaz 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.

When young, Jimmy loses a lower limb to a starving attack dog - this is the first of many disasters and one that shapes him to become a chancer, a willful man unafraid to stand up to a notorious Dublin gangster, but 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, this 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.

©2017 Ronan Ryan (P)2017 Headline Digital

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Heartbreaking

This book is desperately sad and thought provoking. It's also beautiful. And we'll worth listening to.

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  • mr
  • 07-11-17

Got a bit bored in the last 3rd

Not a bad storey but not great. Characters were good. Well narrated. Plot let it down imo