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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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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.
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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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