Polar epic sings with intrigue and beauty

Mystery: Minds of Winter, Ed O'Loughlin, Riverrun, €19.99

Winter's tale: Ed O'Loughlin's new novel whisks the reader around the world and through a few centuries

Hilary A White

From Toronto to Dublin, by way of Kildare, Africa and the Middle East, Ed O'Loughlin is part of that great migrant-writer tradition that is able to make the entire world its stage. As a foreign correspondent in those latter two regions, he would have to have been resourceful in order to successfully deliver a story to his readers. Time, geography, motivations and truths - this is the basic periodic table of elements to those reporting from overseas.