International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist 2010

A Listmania! list by Graham Worthington (Toronto, Canada)
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The Twin
1.  The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker
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  "2010 WINNER. Follows the plight of Helmer, who resides on a Dutch farm with his father. His twin dies accidentally and Helmer encounters his girlfriend. About themes such as loneliness and isolation."
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Elegance Of The Hedgehog
2.  Elegance Of The Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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  "2010 shortlist. In a bourgeois apartment building in Paris, we encounter Renée, an intelligent, philosophical... also Paloma, who has decided to commit suicide on her 13 birthday..."
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Gathering the Water
3.  Gathering the Water by Robert Edric
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  "2010 shortlist. Not for this novel, which is not available, but for "Zodiac Light.""
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Settlement: A Novel
4.  Settlement: A Novel by Christoph Hein
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  "2010 shortlist. Starting as a refugee in Guldenberg, Germany, was tough enough, but for Bernhard Haber, whose family—led by his one-armed carpenter father—fled Breslau after the 1945 Soviet invasion.."
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The Believers
5.  The Believers by Zoe Heller
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  "2010 shortlist. Heller  puts to pointed use her acute observations of human nature in her third novel, a satire of 1960s idealism soured in the early 21st century."
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God's Own Country.
6.  God's Own Country. 
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  "2010 shortlist. 'Ramblers. Daft sods in pink and green hats. It wasn't even cold. They moved down the field swing-swaying like a line of drunks, addled with the air and the land, and the smell...'"
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Home: A Novel
7.  Home: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson
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  "2010 shortlist. An elegant variation on the parable of the prodigal son's return. The son is Jack Boughton, one of the eight children of Robert Boughton, the former Gilead, Iowa, pastor."
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Wake of the Raven
8.  Wake of the Raven by Graham Worthington
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  "Not on this shortlist. My own work, the story of a disillusioned soldiers thoughtless erotic entanglement with a schoolgirl."
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Zorn: A Legend of the Days to Come
9.  Zorn: A Legend of the Days to Come by Graham Worthington
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  "Not on this shortlist. My second novel, the story of an adventurous youths search for adulthood and love in the future society of 2035."
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