“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.”
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.
“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