Nina Fitzpatrick Daimons

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Daimons are not demons. So begins this magical, utterly beguiling new novel by Nina Fitzpatrick. She weaves a lushly patterned tapestry that combines the mythic Irish tropes of triumph and sorrow with the magical realism of a Borges or Marquez.

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Once Ethna, brilliant black sheep of an Irish small-island family, returned pregnant and unwed from art school in Italy, to the enrichment of local gossip and the despair of her codependent mother. She then found true love with dissolute, Rumi-spouting philosopher Danny Ruane. Vile American Rob Roberts' recent arrival with plans for a Spanish Armada memorial bids to swamp the pair's idyll, however, unless Ethna's son, Finn, reveals the village secret about how the shipwrecked Spaniards were actually received. Meanwhile, Father Francis finds true love with Danny's American ex-lover, fair Clare, and sets up shop as a married priest, to the delight of local gossip, of course, and the despair of the archbishop. Rounding out the cast are ithyphallic Biafra O'Dee, who harvests each summer's crop of freewheeling female tourists; Finn's stillborn but still quite active twin, Thresheen; prayerful Holy Paddy, who walks backwards only; and a dozen other peculiar residents of the unforgettably peculiar island of Uggala. Those who think that the pale lettuce of the American greenback isn't in Ireland's palette, that priests ought to either keep their vows or shut up, and that the rural Irish are smiling rather than gritting their teeth in family photos won't like this book. Those with a more complex (or jaundiced) view of the land of saints 'n' scholars may think it Ireland's best comic novel in years. Patricia Monaghan
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