Dwyer Hickey’s well-drawn portraits bring life to a summer in Cape Cod

14th April, 2019
Christine Dwyer Hickey: her characters feel rounded and complete Pic: Feargal Ward

Fiction: The Narrow Land, By Christine Dwyer Hickey, Atlantic Books, €15.99

It’s summer 1950, and ten-year-old Michael is sent from New York to Cape Cod as a companion to Richie Kaplan, whose wealthy family have taken a big house at the beach for the season. Richie’s grandmother runs a charity to re-home European orphans from World War II with American families, and the boy formerly named Micha is one of her success stories:...

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