Dance of many stories gets off on the wrong foot

A Dance in Time. By Orna Ross, Penguin, €17.55

6th September, 2008

A Dance in Time. By Orna Ross, Penguin, €17.55

At 600 pages, Orna Ross’s A Dance in Time could stop even the windiest of doorways.

Represented as the last novel of Iseult Mulcahy, it chronicles both the accusation that she murdered her father and the life of her namesake Iseult Gonne, the daughter of WB Yeats’s muse Maud. The book is further muddled by the addition of a foreword and footnotes by Mulcahy’s daughter...

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