Synopses & Reviews
A breathtaking and redemptive novel from the award-winning and Man Bookernominated author Donal Ryan
Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. At 33 years-old, she finds herself pregnantwith the child of a 17 year-old Traveller boy, Martin Toppy, and not by herhusband Pat. Melody was teaching Martin to read, but now he s gone, and Patleaves too, full of rage. She s trying to stay in the moment, but the future islooming, while the past won t let her go. It s a good thing that she meets MaryCrothery when she does. Mary is a bold young Traveller woman, and she knowsmore about Melody than she lets on. She might just save Melody s life.
Following the nine months of her pregnancy, All We Shall Know unfolds with emotional immediacy in Melody s fierce, funny, and unforgettable voice, as she contends with her choices, past and present.
"Stunning." The Bookseller (London)"