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Down to the Dirt

by Joel Hynes

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | April 7, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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Keith Kavanagh lost his virginity at 13 to a woman twice his age. He met his girlfriend while pissing on the hood of her father’s truck. He may have almost burned down the North Side of the Cove, his Newfoundland outport hometown, but not even his best friend knows for sure.

    Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, hardticket hooligan Keith is the turbulent anti-hero of Down to the Dirt, the visceral first novel by writer and actor Joel Hynes. Following Keith—along with his girlfriend Natasha, and reluctant best friend, Andy from the kitchens and basements of the Cove to the bars of St. John’s and the alleys of Halifax, this is a stark and edgy chronicle of violence, drugs, sex and black humour. Hynes writes with a deft crispness and introspection that carries the authenticity of Keith’s anger and self-destructive adventures. The winner of the 2003 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Association’s Percy Janes First Novel Award while still in manuscript form, Down to the Dirt marks the emergence of a powerful presence in the new generation of Canadian writers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: April 7, 2005

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002006111

ISBN - 13: 9780002006118

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Down to the Dirt

Down to the Dirt

by Joel Hynes

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: April 7, 2005

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002006111

ISBN - 13: 9780002006118

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Keith Kavanagh lost his virginity at 13 to a woman twice his age. He met his girlfriend while pissing on the hood of her father’s truck. He may have almost burned down the North Side of the Cove, his Newfoundland outport hometown, but not even his best friend knows for sure.

    Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, hardticket hooligan Keith is the turbulent anti-hero of Down to the Dirt, the visceral first novel by writer and actor Joel Hynes. Following Keith—along with his girlfriend Natasha, and reluctant best friend, Andy from the kitchens and basements of the Cove to the bars of St. John’s and the alleys of Halifax, this is a stark and edgy chronicle of violence, drugs, sex and black humour. Hynes writes with a deft crispness and introspection that carries the authenticity of Keith’s anger and self-destructive adventures. The winner of the 2003 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Association’s Percy Janes First Novel Award while still in manuscript form, Down to the Dirt marks the emergence of a powerful presence in the new generation of Canadian writers.

About the Author

Joel Thomas Hynes was born and raised in Calvert, Newfoundland. Down to the Dirt has been adapted for the stage and has recently been made into a feature film by the same name, with Hynes playing the lead role. Right Away Monday, Hynes?s second novel, was published to much acclaim in 2007. A celebrated author of novels, short stories and stage plays, Hynes is also a professional actor who has performed many leading roles for film, television and stage.

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