"A relevant, fresh and creative novel."
Follow the link to read the full review of ‘Gabriel’s Gate’ by Tom Galvin from the Sunday Independent.
"One night we were lying in bed at the school and we heard a noise outside. I was about 10 or 11 years old. I shared a room with three other girls and we were lying awake chatting. We put on the light and opened the curtains a bit to look at what was happening at the shops across the road. There were flashing lights and shouts. Next thing, police officers and soldiers began running towards the school. Our bedroom door burst open and we were all lifted out of bed and carried to the other side of the building. There was a bomb in the shops and the police hadn’t realized anyone was in the school until they saw the curtains moving and the light. Less than five minutes after we were moved, the bomb exploded. The windows had already been covered in heavy tape so if they came in it would be in large pieces."
"Overnight the sky fell down. From the US and across the Atlantic the shockwaves travelled to the tiny island that for so many years had been letting the good times roll without ever wondering when the wheels would come off and burn."