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WY151 Bilingual Books: Donal Ryan, All We Shall Know (Tout ce que nous allons savoir)

  • 15 May 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
  • 12


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Friday, 15 May 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cost: Free for WICE members and €5 for guests

Award-winning Irish novelist Donal Ryan’s fourth novel is brilliantly colloquial, elegantly lyrical and sometimes brutal. Set in Ireland in a state of postmodern decay, it exerts a powerful grip on the reader as Ryan explores rural life, with its turbulence, psychological cruelty and fatalism.

All we shall know picks through the rubble of routine and tradition. It documents the search for meaning and the fumbling creation of new lives. Above all, it instructs us that we may look to the future, but the past will not let us go.

‘Ryan’s rise to prominence may have been meteoric and his output dizzyingly prolific, but he is a writer who is very far from being a flash in the pan.’ The Irish Times

‘L’authenticité des émotions, des déchirements et des apprentissages que traversent les personnages font de Tout ce que nous allons savoir une fable universelle sur la solitude, la trahison et l’amitié. Poignant.’ Anne-Frédérique Hébert-Dolbec.

Registration opens Saturday 18 April

Photo Credit: Donal Ryan

You may read the book in your language of choice. Discussions are in both French and English.

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