From the Orange Prize-winning author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN comes a bold and savage story of the intersection of politics and human relationships, set in turbulent Northern Ireland. Having abandoned Philadelphia for the life of an international nomad, Estrin Lancaster has a taste for hot spots.
She now finds herself in Belfast, a city scarred by twenty years of ritualised violence. As the former purveyor of his own bomb-disposal service, Farrell O'Phelan courts the company of destruction.
Technically a Catholic, he shuns allegiance of any kind. For these two, normal life is anathema; love is a trap.
What ensues is an affair between two loners who are beset with a fear of domesticity and a hunger for devastation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 10/09/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780008134778