When one of the few remaining villagers in Leaca is murdered, suspicion falls on the one resident Englishman and outsider, Nick Ambrose. As tensions rise and old forms of law threaten to impose summary justice, the easy and rich fabric of life that has sustained the town for so many years begins to unravel with shocking results.
Set in rural western Ireland in 1948, McGinley’s novel is a gripping and powerful exploration of community, violence and Irish ways.
Patrick McGinley was born in Glencolmcille, Co Donegal and on emigrating became a well-known author and publisher in England.
Patrick McGinley also wrote Bogmail and That Unearthly Valley
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