5 February 1987
Show More The Red Men by Patrick McGinley.
Cape, 304 pp., £10.95, January 1987, 0 224 02386 1Show More
Chat Show by Terence de Vere White.
Gollancz, 207 pp., £9.95, January 1987, 0 575 03910 8Show More
Leaden Wings by Zhang Jie, translated by Gladys Yang.
Virgo, 180 pp., £9.95, January 1987, 0 86068 759 7Show More
Russian Novel by Edward Kuznetsov, translated by Jennifer Bradshaw.
Quartet, 285 pp., £12.95, January 1987, 0 7043 2522 5Show More
Richard Robertovich by Mark Frankland.
Murray, 216 pp., £9.95, January 1987, 0 7195 4330 4Show More
“... Patrick McGinley’s pastoral parable, The Red Men, begins with Gulban Heron, rural overlord of a hotel, a shop and four sons. There is dark-haired Jack, capable, ruthless, dissolute, his father’s favourite, and there are three carrot-polled losers, the red men of the title: Cookie, a jaded man of letters, typically apt to give life a literary form and content; cynical Joey, with his fire-scarred face, who mistrusts the emotions and gives his mind to geology and shopkeeping; and Father Bosco, with his fire-damped soul, reminiscently plagued by lust and distressed by the loneliness of his calling ...”