A man arrives in a tiny seafaring village in Ireland. His search is for a life, his own. He finds a radiant but secretive woman who is loved and distrusted locally, and is drawn into a web of events so profound that the fate of four impassioned people will be changed radically and for all time.
This critically-acclaimed novel is a moving tale of two men and two women chasing incompatible dreams. They fight to connect, stay sane, to survive events outside their control, for the chance, ultimately, to love.
The reader is never permitted to see ahead, but must experience the drama as it happens, infused with curiosity and intrigue. As the story builds toward a climactic end, it is impossible to predict how the disparate strands can tie together.
An intimate psychological adventure, the action is set in Ireland, America and a flashback to wartime Iraq. Praised as ‘brilliantly bright’ and ‘poetic and startling’ by critics, this literary work is a voyage into those driving desires that make us courageous, vulnerable, and sometimes dangerous.
Jack Engelhard, international best-selling author of Indecent Proposal, said: ‘Compelling, one exquisite insight after another, each chapter a literary or visceral delight . . . I could not wait for nor predict the sublime outcome. It has epic qualities.’.
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