Keith Ridgway | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Jan Blodgett

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Critical Review by Jan Blodgett

SOURCE: Review of The Long Falling, in Library Journal, February 15, 1998, p. 172.

[In the following review of The Long Falling, Blodgett observes that Ridgway "captures the bleakness and passion of contemporary Ireland."]

A family driven off-kilter by the accidental death of one son and held so by the increasing violence of the father. A country mired in debate about abortion and the rights of 14-year-old rape victims. A journalist too eager for a good story. A young gay man unable to trust. Irish writer Ridgway chillingly evokes the greyness that overtakes the lives of the Quinn family. At the center of the story is Grace Quinn, Irish but raised English and becoming neither, caught in a violent marriage and separated from her sons. The decision to kill her husband in the same way he had killed a young woman—to...

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