Synopses & Reviews
Longlisted for the Booker Prize A riveting novel of friendship, rivalry, and betrayal, set against the lush but tumultuous backdrop of war-torn Africa
In Dublin, a newspaper editor called Cartwright is found dead. One of his colleagues, Owen Simmons, discovers a dossier on Cartwrightas desk containing a photograph that brings him back to a dusty road in Africa and to a woman he once loved. Not Untrue & Not Unkind is Owenas storyaa gripping tale of friendship, rivalry, and betrayal among a group of journalists and photographers covering Africaas wars. It is an astonishingly powerful and accomplished debut that immediately establishes Ed OaLoughlin as a mature master of the novel form.
Praise for Not Untrue & Not Unkind
a Fantastic writing, great subject. . . . The most exciting first novel I have read in many years.a aAnne Enright
aA fine, darkly authoritative novel.a aJoseph OaNeill
aOne of the most powerful debut Irish novels of the last decade.a aSunday Business Post
aPassionate, colorful . . . love story and tragedy, mystery and professional satire (A la Evelyn Waughas Scoop) all rolled into one.a aThe Irish Times