Solar Bones

WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE — Bee Rish punk awards novel of the
year SOLAR BONES a novel Mike McCorm a clo “With stylistic gusto, and in rare,
spare, precise and poetic prose, Mike McCormack gets to the music of what is ...

Author: Mike McCormack

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616958545

Category: Fiction

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Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize Winner of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year An Irish Times Book Club Choice "With stylistic gusto, and in rare, spare, precise and poetic prose, Mike McCormack gets to the music of what is happening all around us. One of the best novels of the year." —Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic Solar Bones is a masterwork that builds its own style and language one broken line at a time; the result is a visionary accounting of the now. A vital, tender, death-haunted work by one of Ireland’s most important contemporary writers, Solar Bones is a celebration of the unexpected beauty of life and of language, and our inescapable nearness to our last end. It is All Souls Day, and the spirit of Marcus Conway sits at his kitchen table and remembers. In flowing, relentless prose, Conway recalls his life in rural Ireland: as a boy and man, father, husband, citizen. His ruminations move from childhood memories of his father’s deftness with machines to his own work as a civil engineer, from transformations in the local economy to the tidal wave of global financial collapse. Conway’s thoughts go still further, outward to the vast systems of time and history that hold us all. He stares down through the “vortex of his being,” surveying all the linked circumstances that combined to bring him into this single moment, and he makes us feel, if only for an instant, all the terror and gratitude that existence inspires.

Crowe s Requiem

Originally published in 1998, the first novel from the author of Booker-listed Solar Bones, Crowe's Requiem, is an eerie, fable-like work that confirmed Mike McCormack as a stunning new voice in world literature.

Author: Mike McCormack

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1641292288

Category: Fiction

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Originally published in 1998, the first novel from the author of Booker-listed Solar Bones, Crowe's Requiem, is an eerie, fable-like work that confirmed Mike McCormack as a stunning new voice in world literature. McCormack’s myth-tinged debut novel gives us the unforgettable Crowe and his endlessly curious and self-mythologizing stories. Crowe is born in the remote village of Furnace in the West of Ireland and raised by his grandfather, a man of “madness and bullying love,” who teaches him grim lessons about existence. Entirely silent until his third birthday, Crowe becomes an observant and isolated teenager, eventually leaving Furnace for university in a “wrong-footed” and bewildering city. There he meets a woman who will change his life and outlook, but a diagnosis with a rare and fatal aging disease means that his time with her will be cut tragically short. A profound, philosophical, and darkly funny meditation on childhood, aging, and the nature of life and death, Crowe’s Requiem challenges us with the powers and limits of stories to capture the pains, wonders, and mysteries of being a person in a “wrong world.”

Getting It in the Head Stories

In this gothic, virtuoso debut collection, Mike McCormack dispenses nightmares both stylish and macabre. “A Is for Ax” offers an alphabetized account of the killing of a parent, while the title story tracks a chilling sibling rivalry.

Author: Mike McCormack

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1641292261

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The acclaimed debut from the author of Booker-listed Solar Bones is a dark, uncanny collection of stunning breadth and audacity. In this gothic, virtuoso debut collection, Mike McCormack dispenses nightmares both stylish and macabre. “A Is for Ax” offers an alphabetized account of the killing of a parent, while the title story tracks a chilling sibling rivalry. Others tell of a quiz on the road to Calvary, a door-to-door saleswoman trafficking in strange and menacing feats, and a self-mutilating artist pushing himself to the limit. These sly and dangerous stories, balanced on a knife’s edge between life and death, showcase a young writer’s mastery of wicked formal play.


The Intellectual observer

Secchi on Linné , 222 ; descriptive Bombyr Cynthia , 241 . astronomy , 231 ;
shadow during solar Bone - caves of Craven , 76 . eclipse , 237 ; photographing
the Bones and reindeer horn found at Wirs moon , 233 ; solar eclipse , March 6 ...

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Getting it in the Head

An up-and-coming Irish writer makes his literary debut with a collection of short stories about the propensity of human beings, young and old, for violence and masochism, a novel that won the prestigious 1996 Rooney Prize in Britain. 12,500 ...

Author: Mike McCormack

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

ISBN: 9780805053715

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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Sixteen stories deal with the harsh violence of modern life in a world where kids make bombs, sculptors dismember themselves for art, and layabouts murder their parents.

Bratenstein

Saddened, he realizes it was his behavior that turned him into the monster, and he knows he has to change. Bratenstein sets off to change his ways with the hope of becoming a boy again. It's a story of a monster; it's a monster of a story.

Author: Mike McCormack

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ISBN: 9781936352890

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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For ages 3-9This is a story, written in rhyming prose, about a boy whose constant bad behavior turns him into the monster, Bratenstein. He alienates his friends and classmates and as a result, finds himself alone. Saddened, he realizes it was his behavior that turned him into the monster, and he knows he has to change. Bratenstein sets off to change his ways with the hope of becoming a boy again. It's a story of a monster; it's a monster of a story.

Proceedings

Ossification of the lateral cartilages ' side bones ' may occur simultaneously in the
proximal and distal aspect of the ... Upright pedal view - Solar margin , pedal
bone body and palmar / plantar processes and coffin joint- The solar margin may
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The Elite Show Jumper

Nuclear scintigraphic evaluation using lateral pool phase images and both lateral
and solar bone phase images has been most useful in identifying lesions .
Superimposition of a lateral radiograph over a lateral scintigraphic image is ...

Author: Arno Lindner

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

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Category: Medical

Page: 302

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Show jumping is by far the most widespread equine sports discipline. Despite this, very little scientific information is available on the subject, and on the horses which are bred, fed, trained, conditioned and treated to compete in the discipline. This book contains a good overview of state-of-the-art information on the show jumper. In addition, it contains selected papers on all aspects of sport horses presented at the conference on Equine Sports Medicine and Science in Messina and Taormina, Italy May 2000.

Modern Veterinary Practice

The digit also includes the 2 proximal sesamoid bones and the distal sesamoid (
navicular ) bone . ... The 65° dorsopalmar view ( Fig 3 ) allows good visualization
of the solar canal , vascular foramina and the solar border . The solar border is ...

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Hoofcare Lameness

The thickness of the solar and dorsal surfaces of the distal phalanx ( coffin bone ,
P - 3 ) can be compared in this thin ... to thickness and thickness is enhanced by
load , the weight bearing role of the bones ' solar surface is supported by its ...

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The Economist

To make the erzatz bone , of the coated half will act as a concave liquid hydromel
is densely seeded with mirror . Put a solar cell at the focus of that tiny polystyrene
spheres with diameters mirror and you have an inexpensive of 50-300 microns ...

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Notes from a Coma

Brilliantly imagined and artfully constructed - merging science fiction with an affectionate portrait of small town Ireland - Notes from a Coma is a compassionate examination of a man cursed with guilt and genius.

Author: Mike McCormack

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786891425

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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After suffering a catastrophic breakdown, J.J. O'Malley volunteers for a government project exploring the possibility of using coma as a means to keep prisoners under control. Floating in a maintained coma on a prison ship off the west coast of Ireland, his coma goes viral and the nation turns to watch. Brilliantly imagined and artfully constructed - merging science fiction with an affectionate portrait of small town Ireland - Notes from a Coma is a compassionate examination of a man cursed with guilt and genius.

Weather Dominated by Solar Changes

Charles Greeley Abbot. man Gunter has forwarded a number of bird bones for
examination . Dr. G. G. Simpson , who has reported on the mammals from this
deposit , states that part of this material was collected by J. Clarence Simpson of
High ...

Author: Charles Greeley Abbot

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Category: Solar radiation

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Solar eclipse record in oracle bone inscription Shang dynasty ( 16th – 11th
century B.C. ) , late period Length 16.9 cm , width 2.7 cm Said to have been
excavated at Anyang , Henan National Museum of Chinese History Ox bones
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Solar Radiation Control in Buildings

There would be little value in having strong bones if the skin and / or fabric
enclosing the body were ineffective . A large proportion of the ' skin ' of Mies ' s
buildings is transparent , and yet if we take the biological analogies further , ( a )
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Category: Architecture and solar radiation

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