A lyrical, gritty and poignant story of a boy crossing the line between childhood and adulthood.
One of the foremost Irish writers of her generation, Jennifer Johnston's many awards include the Whitbread and the Evening Standard Best First Novel Award.
Masterly -- Penelope Lively * The Sunday Times *
She has created a world of her own... of such material is the finest literature made -- Derek Mahon * Irish Times *
A bittersweet demonstration of the impossibility of love... shot through with a luminous magic -- John Walsh * Independent *
Superbly executed... both enchanted and enchanting * Daily Telegraph *