14.00 Sunday 24th November
Venue: An Diseart
The narrator of Dublin Palms has returned to Dublin to set up home with his partner Helen and their two children. Their lives are filled with optimism, but also a sense of dislocation. Overshadowed by The Troubles in the North, their family enterprise begins to come apart. As the creditors line up to be paid, they must consider leaving everything behind. What will they gain when they stand to lose all?
In this spectacular novel from the author of The Speckled People, a family tries to hold on in a falling world. It is a powerful story of fragmentation and belonging, of emigrants and people returning home.
Hugo Hamilton is the author of nine novels, two memoirs and a collection of short stories. His work has won numerous national and international prizes, including the 1992 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and the 2003 French Prix Femina Étranger.