Riveting, compulsive and bold, IDOL interrogates our relationship with our heroes and explores the world of online influencers, asking how well we can ever really know those whose carefully curated profiles we follow online.
Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Ruth and Pen are each on their own personal journey through their outwardly normal everyday existence. While the two characters seem very different, they both long for the same thing: to be completely and utterly comfortable in their own skin. In her eloquent and engaging storytelling, Emilie Pine expertly weaves elements of poignant beauty into ordinary life. This moving debut novel from the Irish author is an absolute must read, especially for fans of her bestseller Notes to Self. Recommended by Olivia Nugent, Dubray Bray
Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Mungo is a 15-year-old Protestant, and brother of a notorious gang leader. He has fallen for 16-year-old James, a Catholic longing to escape the wrath of his homophobic father. Set in 1990s Glasgow, Stuart draws us into this gripping yet tender novel with his lyrical, award-winning writing. More than a simple tale of star-crossed lovers, at its core this is a story about identity, and about how you fit into a world that doesn’t want you to exist. Recommended by Neasa Brennan, Dubray Dundrum
The major new novel from the beloved prize-winning author -- a brilliantly perceptive, painfully true and funny journey deep into one family's foibles, from the 1950s right up to the changed world of today When the kids are grown and Mercy Garrett gradually moves herself out of the family home, everyone determines not to notice