Love this fantasy! This books dives into the parallels between the world of the dying (the world as we know it) and the land of eternal youth (fairy world). Humans battled long ago with the fairies (who are actually just like humans but with a little bit of magic) and the two worlds were sealed off from each other. J.J. Liddy's family works from sun up to sun down, and time seems to seep away faster and faster. When his mother asks for more time for her birthday, he sets off for fairy world where there is no such thing as time. But, he must risk losing himself to stop the time leak. Beautifully written, rich in Irish folklore.