“The most profound novel I have read for years.” —The Guardian
Farley, a seventy-five-year-old man, lies on his bathroom floor, having just suffered a stroke. As his mind sifts through his past, we meet the loyal friend he once was, his loving wife, the city of Dublin, and the question of how this very ordinary man became so lonely at the end of his life. Told from Farley’s penultimate day to decades before, Christine Dwyer Hickey’s bestseller is a jarring look at a life up close. First published in 2011, Cold Eye of Heaven showcases Hickey’s lyrical prose, rendering sorrow, joy, wisdom, and humor in equal measure.
CHRISTINE DWYER HICKEY has twice won the Listowel Writers’ Week short story competition and is a prize winner in the Observer/Penguin short story competition. Her bestselling novel, Tatty, was longlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in Dublin.