London: Pan Books, 1992
8vo, first edition ("1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2" on imprint page), original black cloth lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket
Eamon Redmond is a judge in Ireland’s high court, a man remote from his wife, his son and daughter and, at least outwardly, from his own childhood. The life he has built for himself, between his work in Dublin and his family’s retreat by the sea at Cush, is distinguished by order and by achievement. When, like his beloved coastline, it begins to slip away, he is pulled sharply into the present, and finds himself revisiting his past.
Winner of the 1993 Encore Award for a second novel.
Annotated on 59 pages. Approximately 960 words.