WINNER OF THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2013
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ENCORE PRIZE 2013
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BORD GAIS IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2013
This is the story of Anthony Sonaghan – a Traveller with a powerful and strange inheritance, from an extraordinary new writer with voice to match his mesmerising tale.
Anthony, the son of a Sonaghan father and a Gillaroo mother, is descended from two families whose enmity is legend. Though he belongs to a storytelling tradition, Anthony has grown up away from his people, and is only dimly aware of their disputes. That is until the blood feud touches him, and he comes to Dublin to lie low. Only once hidden within the city does he come to appreciate the strength of his heritage but also its otherness.
Funny, fresh and unforgettable, Gavin Corbett creates a world and a narrator the likes of which you will have never encountered before.