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Meet Charlie…the Village Idiot

The Gamal book coverCharlie is thought of as the town idiot. It doesn’t help that he spends near two years in an almost coma because of the shock of finding a body. Charlie is a reluctant, unreliable narrator who has been told by his psychologist to write 1,000 words a day in order to help him work through the trauma that triggered his collapse. This is not a cozy story about small town Ireland. The Gamal by Ciarán Collins is a nonlinear, mordantly humorous narrative with a dark view of village living told through a young man considered to be an outsider by his community.

By Readers' Advisor on August 1, 2013 Categories: Books

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