About this book
Tóibín renders the figure of the Virgin Mary as fully human in this short and powerful novel now in paperback. 'This is a tender, soul-rending exploration of a mother's mourning; a searing, stunning work' "Independent"
For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death. This story of the Virgin Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief.