The Irish Times (Ireland) | 27 February 2008 | John Boland

ORION imprint Millennium is describing as “an astonishing fiction debut” the first novel by 24-year-old Darren O’Shaughnessy, due out next week. Born in London, Darren moved with his family to Limerick when he was six and has lived there ever since, apart from a spell back in London where he studied sociology and English. The novel, entitled Ayuamarca, subtitled ‘Procession of the Dead’ and further subtitled (this is getting confusing) “The City, Book 1″, is set in a mythical metropolis far removed from either London or Limerick and brings together a cardinal, a gangster, Aztec mysteries and … oh, you’ll have to read it for yourself. With another novel, this time for teenagers, due out in October, Darren’s decision to be a full-time writer is certainly matched by his industry.Reviewed by John Boland

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