O’Connor on form with a novel that plays with the past
Fiction: Shadowplay, By Joseph O’Connor , Harvill Secker, €17.50
To be dramatically worthwhile, literary fiction is often dark and cruel to its characters, so it’s a pleasure to be in the company of an author who deals in humour, warmth and generosity. While reading Shadowplay by Joseph O’Connor, I wore a perpetual grin on my face.
In Shadowplay, O’Connor sets his sights on Ireland’s own Bram Stoker, who serves as O’Connor’s narrator...
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