From the acclaimed author of All That is Solid Melts into Air
Chinatown, New York. After a chance encounter with an old friend, Simon Hanlon – an Irish architect – experiences a seizure, his first in almost thirty years. Soon, they come to him daily.
As he awaits a brain operation, Simon turns his mind back to his childhood on a farm near the Irish border. At fifteen, he was present when an IRA bomb exploded at the Remembrance Sunday parade in Enniskillen. It was in the following weeks that his seizures first began. Now, he is compelled to seek out the bomber from the remnants of his past, and to ask himself the question: Why do we harm each other?
Remembrance Sunday is a moving and unforgettable novel about love, empathy and the ways in which history imprints itself upon our hearts and minds.
PRAISE FOR DARRAGH MCKEON
‘A startling achievement . . . McKeon’s characters may already have receded into history, but by imprinting their triumphs and tragedies onto the imagination with such visceral empathy, he has given them a deserving afterlife in this powerful novel’ New York Times Book Review on All That Is Solid Melts into Air
‘This daring and ambitious novel blends historical epic and love story . . . Darragh McKeon handles the struggles of his characters with care and compassion and creates a book rich with resonance far beyond its historical moment’ Colm Toibin on All That Is Solid Melts into Air
‘All That Is Solid Melts into Air is a debut to rattle all the windows and open up the ventricles of the heart . . . McKeon is here to stay’ Colum McCann