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Patrick Holland’s ‘Navigato’

With the poise and economy of expression of a Zen Buddhist kōan, Navigatio explores the worldly and metaphysical searchings of St Brendan of Clonfert, a sixth-century Christian monk who braves wild seas and uncertain horizons in a quest for a legendary ‘Earthly Paradise’. Sailing from one exotic yet uniquely sinister land to the next, Brendan and his loyal band of wayfarers encounter dragons, mermaids, witches and spectres, with Satan playing omnipresent antagonist … read Gerard Elson’s full review here.