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Gerry Stembridge’s new novel documents the story of Dubliner Joe Power and his descent into homicidal mania.

31st January, 2009

Counting Dow By Gerard Stembridge Penguin, €12

Gerry Stembridge’s new novel documents the story of Dubliner Joe Power and his descent into homicidal mania. When we first meet Joe - on the cliché-ridden cusp of a mid-life crisis - he is just another obnoxious, moneyed loser. His existence amounts to little more than a failed marriage, a son he rarely sees, and an expanding waistline which threatens to overwhelm the Maserati he bought as a...

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