I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies.
A recent reminder that I had neglected the works of Colm Tóibín drew me to one of only a couple of his works I had not read. The South is the story of Katherine Proctor who abandons her family in a move to Barcelona. There she meets Miguel, an anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War. This is a thrilling story of art and exile and a search for love. Note there are several brief adult scenes.