Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781936787555
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Published: Catapult - August 22nd, 2017

Geary's first novel is brave and deeply affecting. Brave because he tells the story in the second person. (You have to get used to it but you do.) Affecting because of the superbly crafted characters. In 1980's Dublin, Sonny, an aimless, working-class teen falls for Vera, a posh, older English woman. Sonny's life at school and at home is little more than a sad pattern to be endured. Vera represents beauty and worldliness although she is utterly unknowable to him. Their slowly developing relationship is ultimately touching, heartbreaking and doomed. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

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