"[McGahern] writes with a poignancy and passion. He has been likened to the early Joyce, and he has the same spare artistry."
"We must know that while we read this book, an experience much like touching the raw nerves of a growing boy, we are in the company of a very talented writer."
"The best novel to come out of Ireland for many years."
About the Author
John McGahern was born in Dublin and brought up in the west of Ireland. He is the author of three collections of short stories and six novels, including Amongst Women
, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.