The June Fiction Book Group will be meeting via Zoom
Monday, June 13th • 6:30 PM ET / 11:30 PM IST via Zoom
Session open to all, no registration required.
Luke O’Brien has left Dublin to live a quiet life on his family land on the bend of the River Sullane. Alone in his big house, he longs for a return to his family's heyday and turns to books for solace.
One morning a young woman arrives at his door and enters his life with profound consequences. Her presence presents him and his family with an almost impossible dilemma.
In a novel that pays glorious homage to Joyce, The River Capture tells of one man's descent into near madness, and the possibility of rescue. This is a novel about love, loyalty and the raging forces of nature. More than anything, it is a book about the life of the mind and the redemptive powers of art.
SHORTLISTED FOR EASON NOVEL OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS
A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE IRISH TIMES and IRISH INDEPENDENT
One reason for selecting this is that the main character is obsessed with James Joyce’s Ulysses and there are frequent references to Ulysses. 2022 is the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses to it seems apt. Read the Guardian review.
About the Author
Mary Costello is an Irish short story writer and novelist. Mary Costello was born in Galway. Costello was a teacher before giving up to write full time. Her collection of short stories, The China Factory, published in 2012, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award.
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