The Hill Road, Paperback / softback Book


The townland of Kilroan in the 1970s is at risk of being trapped for ever in an earlier version of itself, a time when shell-shocked soldiers returned from the trenches, and convent orphans could be billeted as servants on poor farmers; a time when a glamorous Irish American finds her liberated ways mean flirting is flirting with death, and a chance meeting on a train means the postman's widow must face her past.

Patrick O'Keeffe's Ireland is a precarious world, but it is also a place of natural beauty, of laughter, of family closeness, a place where stories can change lives.

These four unforgettable novellas mark the emergence of an original and exciting new voice.




Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Patrick O'Keeffe