Haunting, slow-paced award winner tells of love after the darkness

Emily Ruskovich's Idaho is a narrative for readers who love to savour each word in a fiction, and who appreciate the value of a vividly etched description

23rd June, 2019

FICTION: Idaho , By Emily Ruskovich , Random House, €13

Comparisons are odious, or so the old saying goes. But Emily Ruskovich – a first-time novelist from America’s Deep South – has found herself the subject of endless comparison in the past ten days in the wake of the decision to award her the world’s most lucrative prize for a single novel published in English: the International Dublin Literary Award.

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