Book Launch: The Groundsmen by Lynn Buckle
Wednesday 26 September
6:30pm | All welcome
The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to host the book launch of The Groundsmen, by Lynn Buckle (published by époque press), at 18:30 on Wednesday 26th September.
As a new voice in Irish writing is launched, this is an event not to be missed. There will be the opportunity to hear Lynn read from her work and time to mingle with the other attendees over a glass of wine.
The Groundsmen delves into the fractured lives of a family blemished by a darkly disturbing past. The secrets kept hidden over multiple generations taint them all and as events spiral out of control in a cycle of violence, none of them will escape. Louis is trapped under the dark shadow of his past with Toby. Cally retreats to a world of myth and seeks a salvation that eludes her. Andi is caught in a degenerate relationship of dependency and control. Cassie is turning into a dog and burying the wreckage of all their lives in the garden. Over them all looms the dark presence of the Groundsman's hut
The novel has been reviewed by June Caldwell, who said of it...
'A dark compelling tale of under-the-covers failed decency and warped family relationships. This is a provocative and obsessive set of strange narrative voices that will leave the reader spinning, hurting and feeling utterly scalded. Generations affected by trauma live on in an unrelenting carousel of blame and denial, while hope in the child’s voice and a woman’s desire for change make the story powerful and affecting. Lynn Buckle is a fierce and fearless new voice in Irish writing.'
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.