Set in his native Northern Ireland, John Lynch's debut novel is a lyrically told and exquisitely tender story of innocence and loss. 'He remembers when he was very young standing by water! How he had got there or where the pond was he couldn't remember, but he can vaguely recall a larger hand on his and being led through the high rooms of a large building, to a large garden, where bees wove dozy patterns in the air. At the bottom of this garden lay the large pond, and he remembers a face bending to meet his and whispering ...

Torn Water 2007, Harper Perennial, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780007202690

Trade paperback

Torn Water 2005, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007202683