Reviews

  • "A glorious book, a perfect elegy, a gorgeous tumble of memories of life, death, love and, above all, family.The Hurley Maker's Son is suffused with warmth and joy and an ineffable sadness. The closing passages, like many in this book, are exquisite and almost unbearable."

    Donal Ryan
  • "There is something both eerie and deeply convincing about Deeley's re-inhabiting of the landscape that formed him, the family that shaped and nourished him. Every sentence rings true, like an axe biting into seasoned wood, a hurley striking the ball cleanly."

    Theo Dorgan
  • "Beautifully written."

    Michael Harding
  • "A courageous and heartfelt work, a lament and an act of recuperation, deceptively artless and engagingly plainspoken."

    George O'Brien, Irish Times
  • "Gloriously poetic . . . Every sentence counts in this beautiful, evocative memoir. The prose shimmers. I adored it."

    Sue Leonard, Irish Examiner