Not Untrue and Not Unkind: A Novel by Ed O’Loughlin
“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, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize.
“It’s a dark and expertly told soap opera… it’s an astonishingly powerful and accomplished debut novel written with great authority… This atmospheric book authentically carries the sounds and flavors of a Graham Greene novel, reading at times like a memoir with the seamless underbelly of a gritty Hemingwayesque tale… Buy, steal, or borrow this book. Whatever you do, read it.” — Sam Millar, New York Journal of Books
“One of the most powerful debut Irish novels of the last decade.” -Sunday Business Post
“Passionate, colorful … love story and tragedy, mystery and professional satire (à la Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop) all rolled into one.” -Irish Times “[O'Loughlin] makes readers see the storytellers as they describe the unimaginable.” — ForeWord Magazine
$17 Publisher: Overlook Hardcover (June 10, 2010) Amazon.com