From the Booker-winning Irish author, a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truthsThis is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings.
Imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. This novel dramatises the author's attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. 'Moving, compelling, surprising, funny, explosive, and deeply human - an unforgettable novel.' - Lou Berney, author of November Road In 1991 Shawn, a young African-American teen, his sister Ava, and cousin Ray, set out across LA to a screening of New Jack City.
Lauren and her father Niall live alone in the Highlands, in a small village surrounded by pine forest. When a woman stumbles out and onto the road one Halloween night, Niall drives her back to their house in his pickup.