The New Policeman

Publisher: Random House

Review

Like everyone else in Kinvara, JJ Byrne’s mum never has enough time and JJ decides to buy some for her birthday. This unusual quest leads him to Tir na n’Og, land of eternal youth, where time stands still.

There, he finds some decidedly eccentric fairy folk - and a crisis! Time is leaking from JJ’s world to theirs - and it’s up to him to stop it. JJ uncovers some truths about his origins and the importance of music which weaves through Byrne family life, traditional stories handed down and kept alive in the tunes.

The Byrnes’ chaotic intimacy and the epic – or otherwise! – relationships between Irish folk heroes are beautifully linked in this elegant, humorous take on the time-slip novel.

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