Book: So­lace

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - REVIEW -

I knew Belinda Mck­eon (left) as a jour­nal­ist many moons ago and heard she had a book out a while back. I loved So­lace. Per­haps I re­lated to the young man mov­ing up to col­lege from the coun­try, the awk­ward phone calls home with ex­cuses for not go­ing home this week­end or maybe I re­lated to the Dad on the other end of the line, be­ing one my­self now, wish­ing and want­ing things for his son or for him­self. Small-town, coun­try life is cap­tured beau­ti­fully and had me both laugh­ing and cry­ing at times. Each char­ac­ter tells their own story and, though very tragic, I found it very life-af­firm­ing.

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