BY W. Wrenn,
To Remember With Tears. by John Quigley (Hutchinson, 16s.t.
THIS finely chiselled novel is on expose of island life on Torrismore (off the Scottish coast), which is moving towards its death.
The disappearance of Cruachan Campbell's son, Roddy, sets in motion the clockwork of tragedy.
With an unfailing eye for the intricacies of the lonely household of poverty-stricken Cruachan, the interplay between three generations, the depravity that is all their own are skilfully depicted by the former Daily Express reporter. This depressing but sometimes humorous tale arises from Cruachan living with a dream and believing in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary of a future on an island, a future no one around him can see.
i This is a corrosive indictment of life on a barren island.