In the blinding morning sunlight, Donal Gore stands in a monastery courtyard. He had travelled to Spain to fight in the Civil War. Captured and awaiting execution, time now slows for him. And he is haunted by memories of his childhood. His was a life of piano lessons, of an unexpected love affair, and of betrayal. And soon he will realise that this story has yet to find its end...Sunrise With Sea Monster is a wonderfully moving story of a father and son, and their attempts to understand each other. Written in spare, rich prose, it will be loved by all those who devour his new novel, Shade.
Neil Jordan's fiction has been widely acclaimed. 'Night in Tunisia', winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize, will also be reissued in May 2004. As a director, his films include 'The Company of Wolves', 'The End of the Affair', and 'The Crying Game', which won him an Oscar for Best Screenplay. His new novel, SHADE, is simultaneously published by John Murray in May 2004.