Reviews

  • "A thing of such beauty and compassion, a reminder of what the very finest sentences can do to shatter and then reassemble our hearts"

    Kamila Shamsie
  • "Beautiful and affecting"

    David Nicholls
  • "I struggle to think of a writer who has been so prolific and consistent in quality as Ryan . . . Brutally honest, moving and often hilarious"

    Guardian
  • "An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully crafted novel; Donal Ryan is giving us characters - their angles and their language - that we haven’t seen in Irish literature before."

    RODDY DOYLE
  • "Donal Ryan has not only bounded over a wall into new territory, but built himself a castle there . . . This is a superb novel."

    JOHN BOYNE