Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year
James Tait Black Prize for Fiction
‘A wonderful novel. I was deeply moved. Outstanding.’ John Boyne
Mark Casey did not expect to fall in love. But from the minute he saw Joanne Lynch across the garden of a Dublin pub, it seemed that nothing else was possible.
But Mark is also drawn back – guiltily – to his family and the land they have farmed for generations, and when he discovers the truth behind a family feud, it threatens to destroy this passionate love affair.
‘A novel of quiet power, filled with moments of carefully-told truth’ Colm Tóibín
‘Elegant, consuming and richly inspired. Superb.’ Colum McCann
‘Powerful and beautifully paced . . . I was totally gripped.’ Catherine O’Flynn
Winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2012