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ABOUT
THE BOOK

In her wildly acclaimed novel, her first in over a decade, Claire Kilroy creates an unforgettable heroine whose fierce love for her young son clashes with the seismic change to her own identity. As her marriage strains, and she struggles with questions of autonomy, creativity and the passing of time, an old friend makes a welcome return ­– but can he really offer a lifeline to the woman she used to be?

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Claire
Kilroy

Claire Kilroy is the author of four previous novels, including Tenderwire and The Devil I Know. She was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2004 and has been shortlisted for many other prizes, including the Irish Novel of the Year award and the Kerry Group prize for fiction.

 

Claire Kilroy is the author of four previous novels, including Tenderwire and The Devil I Know. She was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2004 and has been shortlisted for many other prizes, including the Irish Novel of the Year award and the Kerry Group prize for fiction.

 

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

It is a brilliantly written novel full of love, rage, frustration and hope, as well as being a very realistic portrayal of motherhood.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
04/05/2023
Country
Ireland
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Faber & Faber
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