We were young

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Cormac is a photographer. Approaching forty and still single, he suddenly finds himself ‘the leftover man’. Through talent and charm, he has escaped small town life and a haunted family. But now his peers are all getting divorced, dying, or buying trampolines in the suburbs. Cormac is dating former students, staying out all night and receiving boilerplate rejection emails for his work, propped up by a constellation of the women and ex-lovers in his life. In the last weeks of the year, Cormac meets Caroline, an ambitious young dancer, and embarks on a miniature odyssey of intimacy. Simultaneously, he must take responsibility for his married brother, whose mid-life crisis forces them both to reckon with a death in the family that hangs over those left behind.

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‘I love this woman’s writing. Golden sentences’ Diana Evans

‘She has already been compared with writers such as Eimear McBride, Ali Smith and Claire Louise Bennett, and indeed Niamh Campbell does add a distinctive new voice to Irish literature… Witty, fiery, wistful and even shocking, with engrossing heady prose, Campbell’s style is unique’ Irish Independent

An immensely enjoyable novel, and a great validation of Campbell’s uncanny emotional insight’ Megan Nolan, Sunday Independent

‘Young then. Before Alva and everything.’

Cormac is a photographer. Approaching forty and still single, he suddenly finds himself ‘the leftover man’.
Through talent and charm, he has escaped small town life and a haunted family. But now his peers are all getting divorced, dying, or buying trampolines in the suburbs. Cormac is dating former students, staying out all night and receiving boilerplate rejection emails for his work, propped up by a constellation of the women and ex-lovers in his life.

In the last weeks of the year, Cormac meets Caroline, an ambitious young dancer, and embarks on a miniature odyssey of intimacy. Simultaneously, he must take responsibility for his married brother, whose mid-life crisis forces them both to reckon with a death in the family that hangs over those left behind.

Set in Dublin, a city built on burial pits, We Were Young is a dazzlingly clever, deeply enjoyable novel from a Sunday Times Short Story Award-Winning author.

‘In 30 years from now will some literary critic be asking what is meant by “Campbellesque”? That would not surprise me in the slightest’ Irish Times

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Weight 260 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

280

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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