by Bernard MacLaverty - £8.99 Vintage Publishing (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781784704919 | ISBN 10: 1784704911
A Guardian / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Herald Scotland / Mail on Sunday Book of the Year
Winner of the Bord Gáis Novel of the Year
A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly to Amsterdam for a midwinter break. A holiday to refresh the senses, to see the sights and to generally take stock of what remains of their lives. But amongst the wintry streets and icy canals we see their relationship fracturing beneath the surface. And when memories re-emerge of a troubled time in their native Ireland things begin to fall apart.
As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are – and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves.
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