The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.
"A thing of such beauty and compassion, a reminder of what the very finest sentences can do to shatter and then reassemble our hearts" (Kamila Shamsie)
"Beautiful and affecting" (David Nicholls)
"I struggle to think of a writer who has been so prolific and consistent in quality as Ryan . . . Brutally honest, moving and often hilarious" (Guardian)
"An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully crafted novel; Donal Ryan is giving us characters - their angles and their language - that we haven’t seen in Irish literature before." (RODDY DOYLE)
"Donal Ryan has not only bounded over a wall into new territory, but built himself a castle there . . . This is a superb novel." (JOHN BOYNE)