Rencontre with Darragh McKeon
- Thursday 12 October 2023
- Admission free
Books on sale by L’Arbre du Voyageur
Having made a name for himself in 2015 with Everything Solid Dissolves in Air, Darragh McKeon confirms his mastery as a writer with this second novel, Remembrance Sunday published in French translation this autumn by Belfond. In a New York street, Simon collapses after a violent epileptic seizure. He hadn't had one since he was living in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland thirty years previously. Simon was fifteen at the time and dreamed of fleeing these troubled lands… Having explored destinies turned upside down by the Chernobyl disaster, Darragh is now reopening another terrible page in the history of the last century. Remembrance Sunday is an epic and moving work that tells of lives marked by violence and the scars it leaves on hearts and minds.