The Island – Six Fiction
Winner of the 2017 Drue Heinz prize for Literature
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The opening chapters featuring Joe and Suzie make exquisite reading. But it is the lasting bonds of love that make Wall’s novel great. Scared of developing Huntingdon’s, Joe wants to “spare” Suzie, but she is made of sterner stuff, bringing an element of hope and strength to the novel. And over it all, there’s the enduring love of Joe’s parents’.