I Could Read The Sky tells of one man's journey from the West of Ireland to the fields and boxing-booths and building sites of England. Now, at the century's end, he finds himself alone, looking back, struggling to make sense of a life of unforgotten loveliness and loss. Exploring themes of love, dislocation and yearning, this novel explores the experience of Irish emigration as never before. Timothy O'Grady's stark, clear prose is enriched with the stunning photographs taken by acclaimed photographer Steve Pyke.
The Harvill Press 1997