O'Troy Nov 29, 2009
Most of us have a kind of control over our destiny and rarely make choices that unwittingly condemn us to eventual suffering and hardship. Eneas McNulty does, however, and ends up wandering. a kind of Irish Aeneas, fleeing from his Irish Troy into other infernos. Sounds cheerful! In the hands of Sebastian Barry, though, a marvellous sculptor with words, you cannot help but be drawn into the life of this unfortunate - at the end, I felt uplifted and grateful, almost as if I, too, had come out of an epic journey, alive and wiser. Thank you, Mr. Barry.