By Bernard MacLaverty
"Bernard MacLaverty’s robust novel is a love tale as affecting and tragic as you'll want." —USA Today
When it used to be first released, Bernard MacLaverty’s masterpiece used to be hailed by means of Michael Gorra in the New York occasions publication Review as "a surprise of technical perfection…a so much relocating novel whose emotional effect is grounded in an entire avoidance of sentimentality…[It] becomes the Passage to India of the Troubles.” For Cal, a Northern Irish youngster who, opposed to his will, is interested by the poor conflict among Catholics and Protestants, the various offerings are devastatingly easy: he can paintings within the slaughterhouse that nauseates him or sign up for the dole line; he can brood on his previous or plan a destiny with the gorgeous, widowed Marcella for whose grief he stocks greater than a bit responsibility.
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