Set in modern Ireland, THE RAG TREE is a thriller tucked inside a folktale and shrouded in allegory, a story of a people seeking reconciliation and identity amid unprecedented change. Written in a humorous and provocative style, THE RAG TREE echoes the wry candor of Brendan Behan's THE BORSTAL BOY and THE HOSTAGE and the puckish lyricism of Roddy Doyle's A STAR CALLED HENRY and THE COMMITMENTS.
At age eighty-two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. The last of her line, she faces a momentous choice: expose a long-held family secret, or take it with her to her grave.
In Irish Echo editor O'Hanlon's first novel, a shaky assassination thriller, tabloid reporter Nick Bailey gets a tip about the police discovery of a dead priest found hanging off London's Blackfriars Bridge, where Roberto Calvi, a banker implicated in a Vatican financial scandal, died similarly in 1982. Buy the Book!