At the heart of Maurice Riordan's third collection is a sequence of 18 dramatic idylls set in rural Cork in the 1950s, in which the subdued microcosm of farm and smallholding - of boundary, townland and parish - is defined through the individual voices of the poet's father and assorted friends, farmhands and neighbours.

The Holy Land 2007, Faber & Faber, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780571234646

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