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  • Ten Days
  • Pages: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: Austin Duffy
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • Publication date: 03 Feb 2021
  • Category: Contemporary Fiction
  • Size: 12.9 x 19.8 x 1.6 cm
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Ten Days by Austin Duffy


Wolf travels to New York with his daughter to scatter the ashes of his recently estranged wife, Miriam. Buffeted by the loss, his fraught relationship with his daughter and the antagonism of Miriam's conservative Jewish family, Wolf is also coming to terms with a burgeoning concern of his own: growing dislocations in his mind, and the hollowing out of his memories.

Set across the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Ten Days is a tender, nuanced and beautifully crafted story of a father's reckoning with his daughter and a profound, compelling meditation on family, time and the bonds of marriage.


'An absolutely beautiful book about time and mortality, love and memory, in which heartbreaking sadness and dry humour are held in exquisite tension' Carys Davies

'Austin Duffy's uniquely dry, laconic style adds a subversive and compelling charge to this moving and intense story of the relationship between a father and daughter. A terrific novel' William Boyd

'The moral propulsion behind this sad, bittersweet tale, and its sheer cleverness, had me reading into the early hours This is a quietly wonderful novel, full of resonance yet unforgiving in its gaze, and one where, the more you look into it, the more you will find' Sunday Times

'What this novel shows however is that no matter how unfair the world can be, life and love continues . This is neither an easy nor a comforting read but it is thoughtful, gentle and beautifully crafted' RTE guide

About the Author

Austin Duffy's debut novel This Living and Immortal Thing was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, was Runner-Up for the McKitterick Prize and was highly commended for the BMA Medical Books Awards. He grew up in Ireland, studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin and is a practising medical oncologist. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.


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