Posted on 28th October 2010

Posted by Sophie

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Fiction Uncovered by… Paul Murray, novelist

I read Dermot Healy’s novel A Goat’s Song more than ten years ago, but it still stays with me. The relationship between Jack Ferris, a Catholic playwright, Catherine Adams, a Presbyterian actress, and her father, an austere RUC man, lies at the heart of a panoramic, multivalent portrait of Ireland. Urban and pastoral, modern and mythic, North…