Eoghan Smith: A Provincial Death

The latest addition to my website is Eoghan Smith‘s A Provincial Death. Smyth, a researcher studying the Moon is clinging to a rock two-three kilometres off the coast of Ireland. Neither we nor he know why he is here. He gradually recovers his memory and we learn that his boss has predicted that the Moon will crash onto the Earth that day. Meanwhile he wonders how he got there and how he will get off. He thinks of of his fairly unhappy life and imagines his body washed up on a beach. The book is tinged with black humour and an interventionist author who is not too sympathetic to his character while Smyth and we are wondering where the boats are.

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