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Book Reviews

21st January, 2015

By David Butler New Island, €14

Irish author David Butler’s third novel – following The Last European (2005) and The Judas Kiss (2012) – is narrated by Will Regan, whose mother Moll goes blind when he is 12.

For 20 years Will eschews adult life and cares for Moll, acting as her eyes, guiding her around the city – “passing so slowly in front of the windows of the department stores that you’d have imagined the...

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