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Gone

A Novel

Martin Roper

Henry Holt and Co.

In this erotic, emotional debut novel, a young man is torn between two cities, two cultures, and two women.

Disillusioned with his marriage to the controlling Ursula, shattered by the death of his sister, and unsettled by the vandals threatening the security of his home, Stephen, a young Dubliner, moves to New York hoping to make a clean start.

He is quickly swept up in an affair with Holfy, a fiercely independent woman fifteen years his senior, but before long finds himself living a divided life, unable to break his ties to Ursula, Dublin, and the past. The obsessive, intensely erotic bond with Holfy soon begins to fray, and Stephen is forced to face himself and to unravel an identity-and a home-that no longer seems to exist.

Navigating a rocky journey through the labyrinth of death, desire, and the fickleness of truth, Martin Roper's Gone combines raw emotion and sensuality with Joycean lyricism. It confirms the arrival of an exciting new talent.

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Praise for Gone

"Gone is a marvelously nasty novel about love in our time. If you are actually a human being this novel will pull strongly at your heart, and despite its emotional brutality it is well worth the trip."-Jim Harrison, author of The Beast God Forgot to Invent

"Roper has created a world so richly peopled, so fully imagined, that it's hard not to believe these events are taking place just around the corner. A deep pleasure."-Margo Livesey, author of Eva Moves the Furniture

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Martin Roper

  • Born and raised in Dublin, Martin Roper received an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. He teaches writing at the University of Iowa's Irish Writing Program at Trinity College, Dublin, and at University College, Dublin. Gone is his first novel.
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Gone

A Novel

Martin Roper

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