'I did not become ashamed of being Irish until I was well into the middle years of my life.'
Father Odran Yates is a good man. Dedicated to his vocation since entering Clonliffe seminary at seventeen, he has lived through betrayal, controversy and public condemnation of some of his dearest friends. Through all of this, he has remained firm in his belief.
But something plagues his mind as the years pass. A feeling that there were things he didn't see, chances he missed. People he has let down. Is Father Yates as blameless as he's always thought himself to be? And what of the Church he has given his life to?
'This is John Boyne's most important novel, and of vital importance to Irish history; it is also a gripping story, one no reader can put down until its devastating ending' - John Irving
'Anyone who wants to know what happened in the Irish Catholic Church needs to read this brave, righteously angry and stunning book' - Joseph O'Connor
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