The end of the 50s and in Faha, a small village in Ireland where life
has remained the same and unchanged for almost a thousand years,
they are still waiting for a miracle: the arrival of electricity.
One Holy Wednesday, however, completely unexpectedly and almost imperceptibly,
an even greater miracle takes place - it stops raining.
But for seventeen-year-old No, who has found refuge in his grandparents' village,
a place where life's comedy springs right next to its tragedies,
the miracles never end. "When you're living it,
you can sometimes think that your life is no big deal.
She's trite and ordinary and definitely could or should be better
in the alpha or beta way. The perspective that allows any meaning to emerge
is missing, because when you live it there is only sensation and study
and immediacy - that is, as life should be experienced.
We're all fighting all the time, and while that means a more or less
steady stream of failures, it's probably not such a terrible thing
when you consider that we're still fighting after all."
"Halfway through the book I realized that if I didn't stop underlining passages,
the whole book would end up underlined."
The Washington Post - "A captivating book that wants to be enjoyed slowly."
Financial Times - "A big-hearted novel." The New York Times