'Comic, courageous and often painful, this is a beautifully paced and balanced novel that will have an assured place in contemporary Irish writing.' --Seamus Deane, shortlisted Booker Prize author
'A fine, compassionate coming-of-age story. McNicholl paints a rich picture of Gabriel s life and all its conflicted messages about sex... McNicholl is a graceful writer, and his is a worthy debut.' --Publisher's Weekly
'With a debut as delightful as this is, I can only imagine what Mr. McNicholl is currently working on. I know I will be anxiously awaiting it.' --RoundtableReviews.com
About the Author
Damian McNicholl was born and educated in Northern Ireland and attended law school at University College, Cardiff in Wales. A SON CALLED GABRIEL was published in America in 2004 and was an American Booksellers Association Booksense Pick and Lambda Literary Awards finalist. He has appeared on CBS, WYBE Public Television, National Public Radio, Associated Press's syndicated BETWEEN THE LINES with Diana Jordan, Irish Radio Network USA's Adrian Flannelly Show among others to discuss his work. Currently living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he maintains a blog at http://damianm.blogspot.com and is at work on another novel.