'...a journey of discovery in this thoroughly enjoyable and refreshingly challenging debut novel.' Sunday Independent
'Fresh and original...Shauna Gilligan is a name to watch.'The Irish Examiner
'A truly impressive debut from a writer of exceptional talent.' Éilís Ní Dhuibhne
'Gilligan’s writing has something of the
sensitivity and resonant sadness of William Trevor
at his best' Ryan Licata
'The novel may be gritty but the powerful image Gilligan creates is at times breathtaking at times seeming like poetry within prose.' Jasmine Freeman
Shauna's writing has been published in journals and magazines such as The Stinging Fly, Cobalt Review, Ulster Tatler Literary Miscellany, Olentangy Review, Galway Review, Writing.ie, Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts, Holdfast Magazine, New Welsh Review and Literary Orphans among others.