- 18 Apr 13
The shadowy side of rural life is evoked in the stunning debut from Ciaran Collins. Here, he discusses his complex feelings towards the countryside and the tradition of grisly novels set in the Irish sticks...
A dark tale of Irish provincial life reminiscent of The Butcher Boy, Cork author Ciaran Collins’ debut novel The Gamal has already generated a bit of a buzz, with the likes of Edna O’Brien and Colum McCann among those to have offered their endorsements so far. Narrated by puckish young Charlie, who is writing the tale as a form of therapy, The Gamal concerns star-crossed young couple Sinead and James, who run into tragedy when a dark fate befalls Sinead late one night.
The Gamal is out now, published by Bloomsbury.