An elusive somewhat elliptical portrait of provincial Ireland, a small back-water of a village typifying Ireland today and conveying the slow, bound down, moribund spirit of the country so admirably portrayed by O'Faolain and O'Casey. Here, in this village, tied down by the church, by superstition, by home ties and by the past, there is the ineradicable love of Ireland. Three families are shown in minute detail. A strange book, one of mood rather than pattern, but with the lyricism and the provocative half-said qualities so characteristic of the Irish. Limited sales.