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."
“Bernard MacLaverty’s powerful novel is a love story as affecting and tragic as you could want.”―USA Today
When it was first published, Bernard MacLaverty’s masterpiece was hailed by Michael Gorra in the New York Times Book Review as “a marvel of technical perfection . . . a most moving novel whose emotional impact is grounded in a complete avoidance of sentimentality. . . . [It] will become the Passage to India of the Troubles.”
For Cal, a Belfast teenager who, against his will, is involved in the terrible war between Catholics and Protestants, ...
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 ...
"MacLaverty's tales are poised and beautifully balanced, outward yet intimate, graced by both subtlety and substance."―The Independent