(From the publisher):
Uggala is a rainswept, unwelcoming rock off the west Irish coast, where "nothing happens, very slowly." Its charmingly insular and backwards inhabitants are know mainly for once either rescuing or slaughtering the shipwrecked Spaniards of the Armada - depending on whom you talk to.
On to this rocky beach is cast Ethna O'Keefe, the island's prodigal daughter, pregnant, without prospects, but oddly undefeated. Her return is heralded in the best Irish tradition by signs and wonders, coinciding with the arrival of the island's new priest, the inhumanly beautiful, half-dead Father Francis. As welcome, her mother banishes Ethna to a trailer by the cliffs, and her father puts her to work washing dishes in the Balor bar. Only the village rake Danny Ruane, schemer, dreamer, keeper of various women, seems to welcome her back wholeheartedly.
But all that is about to change, as plans are afoot to transform Uggala from forgotten backwater to pan-European tourist hub, with mad, tragic, miraculous, and hilarious consequences.
Original title: Daimons
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rural & Small Town Life
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest