Coming next month is Ed O'Loughlin's acclaimed debut novel Not Untrue & Not Unkind.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2009, Not Untrue & Not Unkind is a gripping tale of friendship, rivalry, and betrayal among a group of journalists and photographers covering war-torn Africa in the 1990s.
In stirring prose, Ed O’Loughlin offers a graceful and emotional account of the lives and loves of a group of young, but world-weary, journalists. Set against the backdrop of African war and politics, Not True & Not Unkind is a searing novel that ultimately explores the meaningfulness of modern-day relationships and the personal struggle for connection and community.
Early Praise for Not Untrue & Not Unkind:
“Fantastic writing, great subject; a voice that is both passionate and cold. The most exciting first novel I have read in many years.”—Anne Enright, Booker Prize-winning author of The Gathering
“A fine, darkly authoritative novel.” —Joseph O'Neill
“It’s a dark and expertly told soap opera… an astonishingly powerful and accomplished debut novel written with great authority… This atmospheric book authentically carries the sounds and flavors of a Graham Greene novel, reading at times like a memoir with the seamless underbelly of a gritty Hemingwayesque tale… Buy, steal, or borrow this book. Whatever you do, read it.” -- Sam Millar, New York Journal of Books
“One of the most powerful debut Irish novels of the last decade.” —Sunday Business Post
“Passionate, colorful ... love story and tragedy, mystery and professional satire (à la Evelyn Waugh's Scoop) all rolled into one.” —Irish Times
“O’Loughlin makes readers see the storytellers as they describe the unimaginable.” - ForeWord Magazine