The River Capture (AU Edition)
Thirty-four year old Luke O'Brien has left the city to live aquiet, bookish life on the River Sullane in County Waterford. Alonein his big house, he longs for a return to his family's heyday andturns to books—especially Ulysses—for solace andsublimation. One morning a young woman arrives at his door andenters his life, with profound consequences.A novel that pays glorious homage to Joyce, The RiverCapture tells of a man's phenomenal descent into near madnesswhen love is lost. It is about humanity's capacity for good andevil and what happens when Nature is thwarted. More than anything,it is a book about the life of the mind and the redemptive powersof art.