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Lorcan Roche

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Lorcan Roche

Lorcan Roche, born in Dublin in 1963, is journalist, playwright, travel-writer, magazine editor and one-time male nurse. His works include award-winning plays for radio (Angel of Suburbia) and stage (Him and Her, Whatever Happened to Joe Magill, and The Old Fella). He lives in Dublin with his wife and daughter.

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The Companion by Lorcan Roche is a book about kindness, and its occasional evil twin, anger. Let me explain. Kindness is our greatest tool against the inequities of life. When we are kind to strangers...

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  • In his debut novel, The Companion, Irish playwright and journalist Lorcan Roche adeptly walks the tricky line between comedy and tragedy, elevating what could be a clichéd story about redemption and hard-learned lessons to a higher level. Cynical and bitter, Trevor is...
    — Aug 30 2010
  • Once you enter the world of Trevor Comerford, you will not re-emerge unscathed.  Formerly employed in Dublin at the Central Remedial Clinic, Trevor was an empathetic teacher, anxious to help the students in his English classes there, creating firm bonds of friendship with them...
    — Jun 30 2010
  • Irish playwright and journalist Roche debuts with the hilarious and heartbreaking tale of a Dubliner who takes a job helping a teenage boy suffering from muscular dystrophy on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Trevor, the black sheep in a family of academics, has dropped out...
    — Jun 3 2010
  • The Companion by Lorcan Roche is a book about kindness, and its occasional evil twin, anger. Let me explain. Kindness is our greatest tool against the inequities of life. When we are kind to strangers, we are allowing a shared humanity and underscoring an intrinsic shared value:...
    — Jun 1 2010
  • Trevor has two major defining characteristics, the first, which people notice right off the bat, is his huge hands. The second is his Irish accent, heard in full flower when he spouts various long-winded theories about the human condition. Both attributes come in handy when he...
    — Jun 1 2010

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