The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, a young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father's carer and her day job as a secretary at the boys' prison. When the beautiful Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at the prison, Eileen is unable to resist what appears to be a budding friendship.
MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER 2015 DUBLIN LITERARY PRIZE SHORTLIST 2016 Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.
A brutal triple murder in a remote northwestern crofting community in 1869 leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. There's no question that Macrae landed the savage blows, but what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he insane? And will he swing for his wicked acts?