Call Number: James Joyce, General 823 IR MIL
Publication Date: 2005
Set partly in pre Celtic Tiger-Ireland, but mainly in Texas, and is narrated by Ray, a young wife and mother, on the eve of her family's return to their native Dublin as recession bites in America. In the opening pages her daughter, who does not want to leave the only home she knows, disappears and that is the prompt for Ray to tell her story, and the story of her family's life in suburban America over ten years, before returning to the fate of the disappeared child in its final section. Lean, gripping, emotionally sophisticated and very atmospheric.