Endorsed by Curators:
May 1822, rural Ireland. The defrocked Reverend Berkeley arrives at the crumbling former glory of Mount Prospect House to accompany a young woman to England. Seventeen-year-old Hannah is to be married off to a marquis in order to resolve the debts of her mothers estate. However, compelled by the strange voices that haunt his beautiful young charge and a fascination with the psychic current that pervades the house, Berkeley proposes a sance, the consequences of which are catastrophic. The Veil weaves Irelands troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental, and the circularity of time.