Shelfari edited the description of Not Untrue and Not Unkind Saturday, August 15, 2009.
Longlisted for the Booker Prize! A riveting novel of friendship, rivalry, and betrayal, set against the lush but tumultuous backdrop of war-torn Africa In Dublin, a newspaper editor called Cartwright is found dead. One of his colleagues, Owen Simmons, discovers a dossier on CartwrightÂ’s desk containing a photograph that brings him back to a dusty road in Africa and to a woman he once loved. Not Untrue & Not Unkind is OwenÂ’s storyÂ—a gripping tale of friendship, rivalry, and betrayal among a group of journalists and photographers covering AfricaÂ’s wars. It is an astonishingly powerful and accomplished debut that immediately establishes Ed OÂ’Loughlin as a mature master of the novel form. Praise for Not Untrue & Not Unkind Â“ Fantastic writing, great subject. . . . The most exciting first novel I have read in many years.Â” Â—Anne Enright Â“A fine, darkly authoritative novel.Â” Â—Joseph OÂ’Neill Â“One of the most powerful debut Irish novels of the last decade.Â” Â— Sunday Business Post Â“Passionate, colorful . . . love story and tragedy, mystery and professional satire (Ã la Evelyn WaughÂ’s Scoop ) all rolled into one.Â” Â— The Irish Times