Raw novel charts the power of human connection

Fiction; All We Shall Know, By Donal Ryan, Doubleday Ireland, €20

28th August, 2016
Donal Ryan: a raw and redemptive style of writing Pic: Anthony Woods

The Tipperary author Donal Ryan has made a name for himself with haunting, unshowy stories about modern Irish societies. His Booker-nominated debut The Spinning Heart told the tale of the Irish recession from multiple perspectives in small town Ireland, while Thing About December followed the tragic life of a damaged adult left to fend for himself when his parents die.

In his highly anticipated new novel All We Shall Know, Ryan returns to mine familiar...

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