Impermanence: What lies north of the border depends on who’s looking

Review of a supple, subtle, surprising selection essay collection edited by Neil Hegarty and Nora M’Sichili

Fine essay: Journalist and author Susan McKay. Picture by Martin McKeown

Eilis O'Hanlon

The danger when writing about Northern Ireland is that the author will feel compelled to make grand, definitive statements to sum up the place, the situation, the people.