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His father and brothers despise him; he’s his mother’s crutch one day, her punching bag the next; he has no idea what he wants to do with his life; and he fancies one of the boys in his class… Fergal just wants to belong – but knows he never will.

When handsome young Father Mac arrives in the parish, Fergal embarks on a whirlwind journey towards a new life. As their relationship deepens,

he discovers his sexuality, his talent for singing and the wonderful, terrifying opportunities the world has to offer.

Funny, tender and unflinching, The Arrival of Fergal Flynn is the story of a young man struggling to find his voice against all the odds.


'A perfect blend of pathos and humour ... sensitively written.' Ireland on Sunday
'A brave and impressive achievement.' Dermot Bolger, Sunday Tribune
'The strength of the book is in the detail ... the dialogue ... and the humour.' Irish Times
'Intriguing and superbly constructed story.' Sunday World
'Highly recommended.' Woman's Way