• A lovely, piercing book.

    Sebastian Barry
  • Momentous and epic storytelling.

    Bernard MacLaverty
  • A superb and moving novel . . . O'Callaghan is one of our finest writers, in the tradition of John McGahern and Brian Friel, and this is his best work yet.

    John Banville, Sunday Independent *Books of the Year*
  • A book that stops you in your tracks so you can savour its utter beauty . . . O'Callaghan is amongst the finest storytellers and wordsmiths in Ireland today.

    Anne Griffin
  • [An] epic story . . . Life Sentences is a beautiful novel.

    Eithne Shortall, Sunday Times Culture

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