By Theresa Kishkan
Short-listed for the 2005 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
Declan O’Malley got here to the coast of British Columbia since it used to be as far-off from eire as he may be able to cross. Haunted by means of stories of his family’s demise by the hands of the Black and Tans, Declan is not able to flee his grief. He immerses himself in a brand new lifestyles, looking to produce a extra ideal translation of Homer’s Odyssey whereas while turning into in the direction of the relations on whose estate he's dwelling. yet Declan can't unfastened himself from his prior, and while eire beckons, he's attracted to his personal historical past and to the chance for a happier future.
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