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DINNER PARTY: A TRAGEDY

ISBN: 9781911590613
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A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... An exhilarating and heart-rending novel about family, and all the ways we try - and fail - to escape them.
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Carrying the pain of the loss of her favoured twin sister, Kate strives to keep herself going - despite the fallout from damaging relationship, an ongoing eating disorder and a complex relationship with her capricious and overbearing mother. Set in Carlow and Dublin across the span of thirty years, from Kate’s childhood to her college years to her efforts to establish a stable life, this is a novel with finely nuanced characterisation and a strong sense of place. A razor-sharp but empathetic exploration of family, loss, redemption and the pull of home.
Recommended by Maria Dickenson, Dubray Support Office.


Kate meticulously plans a dinner to mark the anniversary of a death in the
family, from the fancy table setting to the perfect baked alaska waiting in the
freezer. But by the end of the night, dessert is in the bin, the guests are
gone, and Kate is spinning out of control.
Set over four periods from the 1990s to the present day, between Carlow and
Dublin, the family farmhouse and Trinity College, DINNER PARTY is a
beautifully observed, dark and twisty novel that thrillingly unravels into past
family secrets and tragedy. Kate is coming to terms both with what it means
to be a survivor, as well as a longstanding battle with anorexia.
Haunting and unforgettable, DINNER PARTY explores, in searing detail, how
the past informs the present, the inevitability of childhood damage
resurfacing in later life - and yet, how despite everything, we can't help
returning home.

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Carrying the pain of the loss of her favoured twin sister, Kate strives to keep herself going - despite the fallout from damaging relationship, an ongoing eating disorder and a complex relationship with her capricious and overbearing mother. Set in Carlow and Dublin across the span of thirty years, from Kate’s childhood to her college years to her efforts to establish a stable life, this is a novel with finely nuanced characterisation and a strong sense of place. A razor-sharp but empathetic exploration of family, loss, redemption and the pull of home.
Recommended by Maria Dickenson, Dubray Support Office.


Kate meticulously plans a dinner to mark the anniversary of a death in the
family, from the fancy table setting to the perfect baked alaska waiting in the
freezer. But by the end of the night, dessert is in the bin, the guests are
gone, and Kate is spinning out of control.
Set over four periods from the 1990s to the present day, between Carlow and
Dublin, the family farmhouse and Trinity College, DINNER PARTY is a
beautifully observed, dark and twisty novel that thrillingly unravels into past
family secrets and tragedy. Kate is coming to terms both with what it means
to be a survivor, as well as a longstanding battle with anorexia.
Haunting and unforgettable, DINNER PARTY explores, in searing detail, how
the past informs the present, the inevitability of childhood damage
resurfacing in later life - and yet, how despite everything, we can't help
returning home.

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