The experience of Irish emigration has never been more lyrically set out than in this novel, beautiful both for its words and for its images.
It tells the story of one man's journey from the West of Ireland to the fields and boxing-booths and building sites of England.
Now, at the century's end, he finds himself alone, looking back, struggling to make sense of a life of dislocation and loss and one of unforgotten loveliness.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, photographs
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/10/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781860465086