by Dermot Bolger
Written by a master story-teller, Tanglewood grows into an incisive dissection of Ireland in 2007, when – although these characters are unaware of it – the Celtic Tiger edifice is quietly imploding.
Trade Paperback | 300pp | ISBN 9781848404304 |Released: April 2015
'Phone the cops or phone Alice. But just don’t expect life to ever be the same after you make that call...’
When two neighbouring Dublin couples decide to cooperate in building a townhouse that straddles both of their gardens, they have no idea that the journey they embark on will expose the faultlines within their relationships and result in a panicked decision one night when the two husbands, Chris and Ronan, are confronted by a moral dilemma. The consequences of their actions cast these law-abiding men adrift into unknown territory, propelled into a new moral landscape where it seems impossible to turn back. Written by a master story-teller, Tanglewood grows into an incisive dissection of Ireland in 2007, when – although these characters are unaware of it – the Celtic Tiger edifice is quietly imploding. It is bitter-sweet examination of the simmering tensions, intolerable strains and unbreakable bonds of memory and love that can simultaneously exist within marriage.
About the Author Dermot Bolger is one of Ireland’s best known poets and playwrights and the author of eleven critically acclaimed novels, including The Journey Home, The Family on Paradise Pier and New Town Soul. His numerous awards include The Samuel Beckett Prize and he was named Commentator of the Year at the 2012 Irish Newspaper Awards. [divider type="dotted" el_position="first last"]
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