Oxford student Michael has been summoned to the will reading of his old music teacher, Miss Callahan, in the remote West of Ireland. But not everyone is pleased to see him return. As mourners gather around the deceased, secrets Michael thought were long buried are unearthed, and with them a past he realises he can never escape...
Quietly compelling and deeply chilling, The Wake is a haunting story about the inescapable power the dead continue to wield over the living.
“Really excellent story. I love the spectral echoes of Joyce’s The Dead... I was gripped.”
-Graham Price, author of Oscar Wilde and Contemporary Irish Drama