About this book
Collection of twelve new short stories by the multi-award winning author, the first since the acclaimed "After Rain" and set mostly in Ireland. "A master of his craft" "Times". "Four of these, to borrow a phrase, are heartbreaking works of staggering genius. The rest are pretty good too" "Literary Review". "A veteran writer at the peak of his powers" "Sunday Times".
Three people are frozen in a conspiracy of silence that prevents love's consummation; a nine-year-old dreams that a movie part heals her fragmented family life; a brother and sister forge a new life amid terrible beauty of Ireland after Rebellion; and in title story, a man chooses between his longtime love and a life of solitude on family farm.