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Belios

2.5  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Noah Gilmore is researching the biography of William Belios, ex-missionary and famous photographer, and spends a week in his household in Ireland. Belios is Gilmore's nemesis, his quarry, reflecting his desires and doubts, as he unearths family secrets: the dead wife buried in Africa and the blighted lives of three grown-up children. The eldest, an erotic illustrator, guid ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Lilliput Press
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CAG_1337
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book had a number of good points. The writing was heavily dialogue based which gave the novel a fast-paced forward momentum (it almost had a vaguely noir feel to it). But it lacked nuance and refinement, and it read like a young writer's first novel, which it is. Ultimately, the story just didn't ensnare me, and I abandoned it a quarter of the way though.

Sorry Órfhlaith. I love your poetry, though.
Niamh Boyce
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is edgy compulsive reading. Beautifully written, with rough themes, Foyle resists all temptation to tie things up neatly.
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Órfhlaith Foyle is an Irish writer and poet. Foyle was born in Nigeria to Irish missionary parents, living there as well as Kenya and Malawi, all of which had a profound effect upon her writing. She later lived in Australia, France, Russia, Israel and the United Kingdom. She now lives in Galway, Ireland. Her publications to date include a novel and a book of poetry. A second novel is forthcoming.

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