This is Happiness
After dropping out of the seminary, seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe finds himself back in Faha; a small Irish parish where nothing ever changes, including the ever-falling rain.
But one morning the rain stops and news reaches the parish – the electricity is finally arriving. With it comes a lodger to Noel’s home, Christy McMahon. Though he can’t explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed.
As Noel navigates his coming-of-age by Christy’s side, falling in and out of love, Christy’s buried past gradually comes to light, casting a glow on a small world and making it new.
About the Author
Niall Williams is an Irish writer. Having started as a non-fiction writer and playwright, he is most well-known as a novelist. His novels have received critical acclaim and widespread commercial success. He is known for his poetic style and evocative imagery of the west of Ireland.
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