Reviews

  • "A delicate, crystalline, hugely impressive novel by Karl Geary. He's yet another masterful younger writer coming through. But these writers aren't just promising, they are arriving fully fledged, like a bunch of Hemingways and Waughs. (A pride of Hemingways?) This is language on the side of life, suggesting life, giving life. Wonderful."

    Sebastian Barry
  • "Intensely powerful."

    Sunday Mirror
  • "Luminous…brilliantly paced, full of tension and tenderness."

    Irish Times
  • "Few novelists debut with a masterpiece, but Geary has done just that. Stunning."

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Montpelier Parade is haunting – a portrayal of loneliness that is eerily beautiful and desperately moving"

    Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies
  • "Luminous and moving. A story that asks who you can love and how, and a novel that gets to the heart of things; it certainly got to the heart of me."

    Sunjeev Sahota
  • "A genuine talent."

    Daily Mail
  • "The precision in his prose bellies his training as a scriptwriter; the plot unfolds with self-assured ease, and the dialogue lives on the page… He trusts his reader, and the novel has compulsive power because of it. An astonishing debut."

    Calen O'Hanlon, Skinny
  • "A groundbreaking debut. Montpelier Parade is a taut, riveting, beautifully sparse coming of age tale from a fearless new talent"

    Téa Obreht, National Book Award Finalist & New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife
  • "I hope that someone will give me an advance copy… I’ve heard it’s lyrical, brave and inventive – everything I look for in a novel."

    Maggie O'Farrell, Observer, Book of the Year