Sunday May 31, 2020

McManus looks back to the North’s past with new novel

A Shadow In The Yard. By Liz McManus. Ward River Press, €15.

1st March, 2015
Liz McManus: carefully drawing a sociopolitical background. Picture: Kate Horgan

Liz McManus’s second novel A Shadow in the Yard bears the hallmarks of her 30-year political career. A former TD for Wicklow, minister of state and deputy leader of the Labour Party, McManus spent some time working in Derry in 1969. The Troubles loom large in her new novel, which paints the story of two women separated by a period of several decades.

We learn almost from the outset that our lead character, a...

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