by Edna O’Brien
reviewed by Janet
One dark night, a self-proclaimed healer and therapist named Vlad arrives in a small Irish town. The townspeople begin to welcome him into their community, but their idyllic village is turned upside down when his true identity is revealed. A re-imagined post-Sarajevo history, this novel explores humankind’s capacity for cruelty and evil as well as redemption and love.