Launch Oran Ryan's 'The Death of Finn'
Seven towers Company Launch Seven Towers Ltd & Book Launch Oran Ryan's 'The Death of Finn'
On Thursday 6th of April Seamus Cashman, author, poet and founder of one of Ireland's leading literary and cultural publishing houses, Wolfhound Press , launched two exciting and important events for the Irish publishing industry; the company launch of Seven Towers Limited and the unveiling of its first author and book, Oran Ryan's 'The Death of Finn'.
Speaking at the launch, Seamus described Oran as "a new and powerful voice" in Irish literature. He praised The Death of Finn for "the fine detail of the writing, and the clarity and simplicity of expression and phraseology" and described it as "a serious and entertaining and perceptive novel of relationships and ideas and a book which will hold readers enthralled and awakened as they journey through it".
Oran's novel, The Death of Finn concerns the sudden and untimely death of Joe Finn, a brilliant and eccentric young monk, and traces the impact of his death on the people around him, in particular his one-time best friend Frank, himself an ex-monk. The Death of Finn is a love story and a story of friendship.
This beautifully written novel traces the relationship between Frank Ryan and Joe Finn, and the effect that this relationship, Finn's life and death has on Frank and on other people in their lives. It explores love and its absence as well as the power of institutions over individual relationships.
Finn manages to be a truly Irish book while simultaneously evoking an internationally recognisable sense of place. It is also evocative of the past while being truly modern. Resplendent with beautiful one-liners and carefully drawn characters, it is sure to become and to remain one of the classics of Irish literature as Oran Ryan will become and remain on of its voices.
Underlying the main text of The Death of Finn is a sub-text concerning a book, Giovanni Seipi at Home that the main character of the novel, Joe Finn, has himself written. In a unique venture, Seven Towers Ltd has produced a miniature version of extracts from this book to accompany the publication of The Death of Finn, Extracts from "Giovanni Seipi at Home". This miniature book is in the form of an academic biography and is written in the voice of Joe Finn.
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The Death of Finn by Oran Ryan Available here Hardcover: 205 pagespaperback Product Code: 978-0-9552757-1-5Publisher: Seven Towers Ltd; Limited edition edition (6 April 2006)Language EnglishISBN-10: 0955275709ISBN-13: 978-0955275708Product Dimensions: 20 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm