For readers of Colm Toíbín, a moving portrait of a marriage in crisis and a couple’s search for salvation.
Sixteen years on from his last novel, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers. A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend―a holiday to refresh the senses, to do some sightseeing, and generally to take stock of what remains of their lives. Their relationship seems safe, easy, familiar. But over the course of the four days we discover the deep uncertainties ...
"Bernard MacLaverty's powerful novel is a love story as affecting and tragic as you could want."―USA Today
The luminous novel by one of the finest living Irish writers, which Brian Moore has praised as "in every sense a triumph . . . moving throughout and ending triumphantly and joyously in its own special music."
For the first time all of Bernard MacLaverty’s unforgettable short stories are gathered together, with a new introduction by the author
Melding his native Irish sensibilities to those of his adopted west-coast Scotland, these tales attend to life’s big events: love and loss, separation and violence, death and betrayal. But the stories teem with smaller significant moments too—private epiphanies, chilling exchanges, intimate encounters. Each of these extraordinary stories—with their wry, self-deprecating humor, their elegance, and subtle wisdom—gets to the very heart of life. Since ...
A coming-of-age story of a northern Irish boy getting out from under the thumb of mother, church, and country.
“Lamb will move you by the grace of its prose and by its honesty and emotional accuracy. It is not easy to write about innocence in a world like ours but Bernard MacLaverty has done it. This is a beautiful novel.” ―John Gabree, Newsday
A rich collection of short stories by one of Ireland's contemporary literary masters.