The Young Are Desperate: two novels
by Brendan Kennelly
The young are the heroes of these two boisterous novels by the renowned poet Brendan Kennelly.
The Crooked Cross tells the dramatic story of a village in the south west of Ireland as it endures a prolonged drought, while The Florentines follows a young man who has left Ireland to go to an English university. Sharply unsentimental, these novels are told in attractive, spare and supple prose.