Four generations of two families struggle to deal with the after-effects of the Irish Civil War in Julia O’Faolain’s gripping and engaging novel.
Julia O'Faolain was born in London. Her novel No Country for Young Men was shortlisted for the 1980 Booker Prize.
She was brought up in Cork and Dublin, educated in Paris and Rome and married an American historian in Florence. She lived for many years in the US, before finally settling in London.