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Luke O'Brien has left Dublin to live a quiet life on his family land on the bend of the River Sullane. Alone in his big house, he longs for a return to his family's heyday and turns to books for solace.  

One morning a young woman arrives at his door and enters his life with profound consequences. Her presence presents him and his family with an almost impossible dilemma.  

In a novel that pays glorious homage to Joyce, The River Capture tells of one man's descent into near madness and the possibility of rescue. This is a novel about love, loyalty and the raging forces of nature. More than anything, it is a book about the life of the mind and the redemptive powers of art.

©2019 Mary Costello (P)2019 Canongate Books Ltd

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A sumptuous read

I dived into this book and drowned in its sumptuous prose, while licking the words off the pages.

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