An isolated village in the north of Ireland has little in the way of company for Mister Psyche. As a teenager on the cusp of adulthood, his companions are his family, girlfriend and the musings of two elderly gentlemen. The story clearly shows the affection in which the old men are held in the community – by those they know and strangers who pass through. And, it's nice to read a book where growing up is written about in a positive way. Lovely.