“It is difficult to know what to admire most in this gifted and original novel.” Barry Unsworth, Booker Prize winner.
“A dark and compelling canvas that writhes with incest, betrayal, spiritual and political bankruptcy and the blasted hopes of modern Ireland.” - Publishers Weekly
"Astonishing . . . breathtaking . . . It is a long time since I have been so delighted and entranced by a book." - Sunday Independent
“The author depicts Ireland and Irish life in the 20th century better than any other book I have read.” - Hegepege, Amazon Reviewer. 5 stars