This novel explores the lives of his three sons, Herbert (The Gatemaker), George (The Gambler) and Charlie. From prosperity to poverty, the characters are made to face up to the often terrible consequences of their own actions, evoking a moving and elegiac testament of Dublin and Belfast in the years during and after the second world war.
The Narrow Land
This is a story about loneliness and regret and the attempt to hold onto the American Dream in the post-war era. It is also the story of a troubled marriage and a fictional study of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.