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Eoin McNamee Faber £12.99

McNamee’s lat­est novel is set in the lone­some Ir­ish town of Mourne, home to a for­mer mil­i­tary base where a black soldier was once sen­tenced to death for a crime he did not com­mit. Decades later, the body of a long-dead young woman is found in the shift­ing sands that edge the town, and fric­tions and fac­tions are ex­posed. When an in­ves­ti­ga­tion gets un­der way, the lo­cal re­li­gious com­mu­nity and the staff of a for­mer chil­dren’s home at­tempt to quash it. Eerie, at­mo­spheric and el­lip­ti­cal.

Eithne Farry

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