Belinda McKeon

2012 Winner

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

2011 Nominee

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year

2012 Nominee

James Tait Black Prize for Fiction

26 April 2012
352 pages


‘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