"What is it about Irish writers, their love affair with language, their ability to convey the demons of self-indulgence and self-destruction and the ghosts of family and lovers who haunt them.
The interweaving of past and present is masterful. ..."
"Slow, cringeworthy start. I almost abandoned the effort, but then, suddenly, the plot quickened. And the characters started popping. Am glad I persevered.
My favorite character--Nicky, the bad sister. Great dialog for her. I kept laughing out..."