The Wild Laughter
DUE IN JULY: Hart’s devotion to his father is complete and leads him to fateful decisions and actions throughout his life. His relationship with his brother Cormac is difficult and tangled. And with his mother, he shares little. It took some time for Caoilinn Hughes’s The Wild Laughter to fully pull me in, but once it did, I was hooked, unable to put it down. This deceptively thin book holds a full, rich story of many conflicts. There are characters who evoke great sympathy and others who ultimately invite very little. Father, sons, brothers on an unstoppable trajectory towards a powerful ending. Recommended by Nancy
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'Extraordinary... A book of wicked intelligence and tender heart.' - Max Porter, author of Lanny
It's 2008, and the Celtic Tiger has left devastation in its wake.