From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan FICTION

From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan, published by Doubleday £12.99

"There comes a moment in every writer's career where they must decide whether to plough the same furow that has brought them great success or make their way cautiously to another field, uncertain whether the soil on neighbouring land is as rich. In his fourth novel, Donal Ryan has not only bounded over a wall into new territory, but built himself a castle there." - John Boyne in The Guardian Saturday 31 March  2018


So our favourite contemporary Irish writer, the sort who can precipitate involuntary expletive reaction from the reader, has produced another superb novel resonant with our troubled world.

"...connections between characters that took me by surprise - making me utter an expletive aloud in Dublin airport while reading, causing a woman sitting next to me to declare furiously, 'May God forgive you!', before picking up her carry-on luggage and moving somewhere less profane." - John Boyne again and more from him here .