Inspector Martin Aitken's life is a mess. Divorced, his career's in chaos, and the last thing he needs this Christmas Even is a strange woman collapsed on a Dublin street. Ellen Donnelly is a woman on a mission, coming to Ireland to find her mother and escape her unfaithful husband. Dr Milton Amery is a New York plastic surgeon. All three of their roads lead to Inishowen.
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 130 x 194 x 34mm | 299.37g
- 24 Jul 2001
- Vintage Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
"Inishowen is a story of love found late, of hidden connections and a journey that changes three lives forever. There's Inspector Martin Aitken whose life is a mess. Divorced, his career's in chaos. There are terrible things growing inside his house and the last thing he needs is a collapsed woman in the street on Christmas Eve. There's Ellen Donelly, a woman on a mission, coming to Ireland to find her mother, and escape her husband. Milton Amery is her husband, an unfaithful New York plastic surgeon. All three of their roads lead to Inishowen - a mysterious place that holds secrets that can unlock the heart.
"A powerful, moving adventure of raw fate and betrayed love" * Independent on Sunday * "This is a tremendous book, affecting, intelligent, ironic, humane and utterly convincing. It is also extremely funny" * Spectator * "Inishowen is a vast page-turner, full of compassion, laughter and zest for the human condition, as well as a rattling good story" * Irish Times * "O'Connor is an enviably talented writer... A very fine novelist" * Glasgow Herald * "Ireland's most versatile writer... His storytelling is masterful, and his characters are real and vibrant... A sombre, often heartbreaking story... O'Connor conducts his bittersweet symphony with humour, sensitivity and immense style" * Independent on Sunday *
About Joseph O'Connor
Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. His novels include Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Star of the Sea (Irish Post Award for Fiction, France's Prix Millepages, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year), Redemption Falls, and Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel, 2011). In 2012 he won the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature. His work has been published in thirty-five languages.
"Inishowen is a vast page-turner, full of compassion, laughter and zest for the human condition, as well as a rattling good story"