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Paraic O'Donnell

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Paraic O'Donnell

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Dublin, Ireland
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Paraic O’Donnell's first novel, The Maker of Swans, was named the Amazon Rising Stars Debut of the Month for February 2016, and was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in the Newcomer of the Year category.

Praise for The Maker of Swans

‘Lavishly entertaining…strange and captivating.’

The Independent

‘At its best, the prose is glorious, combining an ear for deep cadences of language with a phenomenal acuity of vision…O’Donnell is clearly a major talent.’

The Guardian

‘A vividly imagined and deeply pleasurable gothic fantasy.’

Financial Times

‘Ambitious and original.’

The Irish Times

‘Extraordinarily readable…almost cinematic.’

Irish Independent

‘There’s sufficient invention and engaging strangeness to keep the reader enfolde
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Average rating: 3.43 · 7,130 ratings · 1,210 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The House on Vesper Sands

3.44 avg rating — 6,015 ratings — published 2018 — 25 editions
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The Maker of Swans

3.35 avg rating — 1,115 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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“Fate is a fairy tale, my darling. In life, there is only opportunity and advantage.”
Paraic O'Donnell, The House on Vesper Sands

“Safe?’ Miss Tatton glanced at him, but kept up her pace. ‘Ain’t much that’s safe, young master, when a girl must work for a living.”
Paraic O'Donnell, The House on Vesper Sands

“A degree of suspicion is always warranted, Bliss. I wake up in the morning with a degree of suspicion. I look at you with a degree of suspicion, God knows.”
Paraic O'Donnell, The House on Vesper Sands

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