About this book
Shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize, this is the celebrated Irish novelist's fourth work. Despite differences of generation, belief and past experience, three female relatives are drawn back together after years apart. They meet at the grandmother's house to comfort the dying grandson. This is a story full of stories, as the family is forced to listen to and come to terms with each other. "Colm Toibin is an extraordinary writer, daring and precise" Roddy Doyle.
This is the most astonishing piece of writing, lyrical in its emotion and spare in its construction ... Toibin has crafted an unmissable read' Sunday Herald