A perfect marriage between MacLaverty and the novel

A perfect marriage between MacLaverty and the novel

FICTION: Midwinter Break, By Bernard MacLaverty, Jonathan Cape, €14.95

‘The novel,” said the poet and critic Randall Jarrell, “is a prose narrative of some length that has something wrong with it.” And almost all novels do have something wrong with them: dead patches, boring bits, lapses of talent or taste.

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