His Father's Son
'A breathtakingly beautiful read.'
'A beautiful, powerful tale to move the hardest heart.'
'Black put his heart and soul into this, and the very personal, cathartic nature of the novel makes it a hard one to put down.'
'The book is set in the late 1970s but the language is a timeless [Irish] brogue that seeps out of the dialogue and internal monologues to colour the narrative emerald green.'
'Beautifully written, threaded through with poignant humour and cross-generational angst, Black gets to the beating heart of what makes families tick and the burdens and baggage they inherit.'
'His Father’s Son is a very powerful novel that is thoughtfully written, with so much emotion and rich in detail. It is a compelling read and one that I would definitely recommend.'
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'Heartfelt and incredibly moving, the sins of the fathers are confronted in a narrative that seethes with raw, blistering emotions.'
'This is a tale of father and son, man and wife, and how a journey to be reunited can mean rediscovering part of yourself that was buried long ago – and Black tells it perfectly.'
'A thought-provoking novel about family and roots ... always compelling and deftly draws the reader into the world of childhood and its life-long impact.'
'His Father's Son is a a breathtakingly beautiful read. It is Irish to the core, depicting the culture of 1970s Ireland perfectly with eloquent phrasing and wonderful characters.'
'This is such a beautifully written story – the characters and the settings come to life and the ups and downs of daily life and those things that can haunt us are brilliantly imagined but oh so realistic.'
'His Father's Son is an emotional story fraught with believable characters, a finely woven plot, and a mesh of two cultures expertly revealed.'
'It’s perfect. Absolutely perfect.'