Who Occupies This House
Triquarterly, $26.95, 272 pp.
Kathleen Hill’s novel Who Occupies This House is an intergenerational saga that traces the material progress and emotional travails of an Irish-Catholic family from Famine Ireland to the present-day suburbs of New York City. Richly nuanced, eloquently insightful, and elegantly crafted, Who Occupies This House is rooted in the particularities of Irish immigration and assimilation. Yet, much like the long day’s journey laid out by Eugene O’Neill in his masterful play, Hill’s...
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