Dermot Bolger weaves an absorbing narrative on the ocean waves

The Lonely Sea and Sky is an enjoyable read

12th June, 2016
Dermot Bolgers latest novel is a compelling story buttressed by rich historical detail Picture: Feargal Ward

Fiction; The Lonely Sea and Sky; By Dermot Bolger; New Island, €13.95

The title of Dermot Bolger’s latest novel draws from the famous poem Sea Fever by one-time British Poet Laureate John Masefield. In the poem, Masefield plays the romance of a “vagrant gypsy life” against the “whetted knife” of the winds and storms.

The narrator of Bolger’s novel is also a young man who is drawn...

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