BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015. The award-winning, bestselling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated. For fans of Caitlin Moran, Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult.
When his byre - and the forty-three cows within it - goes up in flames, Barnabas Kane asks the rural community for help to get his family back on their feet, yet all his requests yield are suspicion and sanctimony. Humiliated, Barnabas grows ever more indignant. Before long this anger makes its mark on an innocent, and toil turns to tragedy.
From Lance Armstrong's comeback from cancer, to Tom Simpson's death on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, the Tour de France has been the stage for some of sport's most monumental triumphs and the scene of some of its darkest hours. This book looks at the rivalries, characters and controversies that have given century-old race its unique colour.