'A gripping love story which will keep the reader guessing to the end and delight Edna O'Brien's many fans' Literary Review
When a young man arrives from Australia to claim his inheritance, he changes a small Irish town for ever.
Joseph Brennan sees Michael Bugler, the returned exile, as a threat. And for Breege, Joseph's younger sister, Bugler is an irresistible stranger to whose charms she must not succumb for fear of betraying her brother.
A love-hate story on many levels, Wild Decembers explores the depth and darkness at the root of all ownership. With a rich and comic cast of characters, this primal story is a complex and daring work, fixed in a time and place, yet imbued with the permanence of myth.
'The power of the writing and the dazzle of the images make the book a resounding success' Dublin Evening News
'Intense and poetic' Independent
'She is one of our bravest and best novelists' Irish Times
'She's an exceptionally good writer. Those elegant, tumbling words, and the conviction that the writer is making a really important point' Sunday Tribune