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"Change is coming to Faha, a small Irish parish that hasn't changed in a thousand years. For one thing, the rain is stopping. Nobody remembers when it started; rain on the western seaboard is a condition of living. But now - just as Father Coffey proclaims the coming of the electricity - the rain clouds are lifting. Seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe is idling in the unexpected sunshine when Christy makes his first entrance into Faha, bringing secrets he needs to atone for. Though he can't explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed. As the people of Faha anticipate the endlessly procrastinated advent of the electricity, and Noel navigates his own coming-of-age and his falling in and out of love, Christy's past gradually comes to light, casting a new glow on a small world. Harking back to a simpler time, This Is Happiness is a tender portrait of a community - its idiosyncrasies and traditions, its paradoxes and kindnesses, its failures and triumphs - and a coming-of-age tale like no other. Luminous and lyrical, yet anchored by roots running deep into the earthy and everyday, it is about the power of stories: their invisible currents that run through all we do, writing and rewriting us, and the transforming light that they throw onto our world."--Publisher description.
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subject_facetBildungsromans
Communities
Communities -- Fiction
Communities -- Ireland -- Fiction
Fiction
Interpersonal relations
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Ireland
Ireland -- Fiction
Manners and customs
Manners and customs -- Fiction
Novels
Rites and ceremonies
Rites and ceremonies -- Fiction
Rural electrification
Rural electrification -- Ireland -- Fiction
Secrecy
Secrecy -- Fiction
title_displayThis is happiness
title_fullThis Is Happiness
This is happiness / Niall Williams
This is happiness [electronic resource] Williams, Niall, 1958-,
title_shortThis is happiness
topic_facetCommunities
Fiction
Interpersonal relations
Literature
Manners and customs
Rites and ceremonies
Rural electrification
Secrecy