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Mike McCormack

Biography

Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack has published a collection of short stories, GETTING IT IN THE HEAD, and a novel, CROWE'S REQUIEM. In 1996, McCormack was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. In 1998, GETTING IT IN THE HEAD was voted a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A story from the collection THE TERMS was adapted into an award-winning short film.

Mike McCormack

Books by Mike McCormack

by Mike McCormack - Fiction

It is All Souls Day, and the spirit of Marcus Conway sits at his kitchen table and remembers. Conway recalls his life in rural Ireland. 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.