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The Keepers of Truth

The Keepers of Truth

The last of a manufacturing dynasty in a dying industrial town, Bill lives alone in the family mansion and works for The Truth, the moribund local paper. Then old man Lawton goes missing and suspicion fixes on his son, Ronny, the local bad boy. The violent death breathes new life into the town with network attention and national scoops for The Truth. For Bill, a deeper, more disturbing involvement with the Lawsons ensues as the murder and obsessions it awakes in the town come to symbolise the mood of a nation on the edge.

 

About the Author

Michael Collins

Michael Collins was born in Limerick in 1964. His work includes The Life and Times of a Teaboy (New York Times Notable Book of the Year 1993) and Emerald Underground and two collections of short stories, The Meat Eaters and The Feminists Go Swimming. His novel The Keepers of Truth was shortlisted for the 2000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. His work has been translated into several languages and has received widespread international acclaim.