'Beautifully written, fearless, vulnerable, self-aware...Cells will comfortably sit alongside other great Irish memoirs by Nuala O'Faolain and John McGahern.'
--Colum McCann, author of Apeirogon
'Cells is a compulsive tidal force of a book: detailed, vulnerable, and brave, it pulled me in swiftly and held me to the very end.'
--Seán Hewitt, author of All Down Darkness Wide
'Both brutal and tender in its depiction of the relationships that shape a self. Leading the reader through moments of darkness and of luminosity alike, this is a work of intellect and eloquence, but also a work of great heart.'
--Doireann Ní Gríofa, author of A Ghost in the Throat
'Profound, intimate, and exquisitely written, Cells is staggeringly good. McCrea is a singular voice of contemporary Ireland.'
--Helen Cullen, author of The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually
‘This is a book that brims with stored-up pain — and with a very particular kind of courage ...McCrea’s prose fights on through his hurt to bring home pages that seem lit from within by love and beauty.’
--Neil Bartlett, author of Ready To Catch Him Should He Fall
'With Cells, McCrea has established himself as one of Ireland’s finest writers.’
--Paul McVeigh, author of The Good Son