This short beautifully written novel stays with you long after you have finished. One to pick up and re-read… and pass on. It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man, faces into his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church. “Powerful and affecting and very timely.”-Hilary Mantel

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