Extract

“I saw the sweep of her neck as she rested her hand there, and the way such a lovely pool of flesh was formed at her collarbone . . . She undressed me, which is to say, she stood and I knelt, and I clung to her as if to be subsumed into her might be the only way to quench my passion.”

Summary

BASED ON A TRUE STORY...

In Ireland in the second half of the twentieth century, a corrupt circle of politicians and shadowy business figures control the levers of power. To read this novel is to understand how it all happened. And why.

Reviews

“Superb and dazzlingly constructed . . . Brilliant!” – The Irish Times

"Nobody should call a book a work of genius on a first reading, but at its best this one approaches genius.” – Irish Independent

“Cunningham’s descriptive writing is as superb as his characterisation”. – Irish Examiner