137 x 197 x 21mm
Winner, The Hawthornden Prize, United Kingdom
Winner, The Encore Award, United Kingdom
Shortlisted, Man Booker Prize
Longlisted, Orange Prize for Fiction
John Egan lives with his mother, father and grandmother in rural Ireland. The Guinness Book of Records is his favourite book and he wants to visit Niagara Falls with his mother. But, more than anything, he is determined to become a world-famous lie detector, almost at any cost.
Carry Me Down is written in clean, compelling prose, and is about John's obsessive and dangerous desire to see the truth, even as his family is threatened in countless ways. In this singular tale of disturbed love every word rings true.