Coming of age story has a heart of darkness

Coming of age story has a heart of darkness
Kevin Maher: his talent has allowed him to take risks that few other authors could pull off. Photo: Rose Maher

The Fields by Kevin Maher. Little, Brown, €16.35. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

The Fields by Kevin Maher

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The twin themes of violence and healing are present from the beginning of Kevin Maher's debut novel. In an early scene, a local girl is smashed in the mouth by a hockey ball.

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