Black Lake: A Novel

Black Lake: A Novel

"A lush, beguiling beauty, like the Ireland of its setting"* about a family losing grip of its legacy: a castle estate on the cliffs of Donegal.

*Elisa Albert, author of The Book of Dahlia

The Campbells have lived happily at Dulough, an idyllic, rambling estate on the Irish coast, for generations. But upkeep has drained the family coffers. Faced with the heartbreaking possibility of having to sell, John Campbell makes a difficult decision; to keep Dulough he will… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


Lane’s cold Irish pool of a novel is exactly the kind of place you want to visit again and again.

Lots of symbolic portent—the past, the sea, the family—and an overcomplicated narrative structure attempt to turn an elemental melodrama into a novel with more literary weight.

Its depressive subject matter make Black Lake a difficult novel to read in one sitting, as the Campbells’ suffering becomes overwhelming at times.


Book Details  


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 20, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780316228824

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 309 KB

Language: English


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