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 Cartwright's 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 Owen's story a gripping tale of friendship, rivalry, and betrayal among a group of journalists and photographers covering Africa's wars. It is an astonishingly powerful and accomplished debut that immediately establishes Ed O'Loughlin 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. Anne Enright
A fine, darkly authoritative novel. Joseph O'Neill
One of the most powerful debut Irish novels of the last decade.a a"Sunday Business Post"
Passionate, colorful . . . love story and tragedy, mystery and professional satire (A la Evelyn Waugh's "Scoop") all rolled into one.a a"The Irish Times"
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