The Visitors, by Patrick O’Keeffe
Reviewer: Ingrid Witherell; age 33; receptionist; Keene, New Hampshire.
Ingrid’s assessment: I read and loved O’Keeffe’s award-winning collection of novellas, The Hill Road, and so I was delighted to discover that his prose remains just as vivid and gripping in his debut novel. Spanning generations and continents, this captivating tale delves into the tumultuous lives of two neighboring families in Ireland and traces what happens to their sons, James and Kevin, as they grow into adults and learn to face their shared past.
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