It is summer and a stranger has come to quiet Rathmoye. He is noticed by Ellie, the young convent girl, who is married to Dillahan, a farmer still mourning his first wife. Over the long and warm days, Ellie and the stranger form an illicit attachment.
Luggala explores 'the scandals, intrigues, and heartbreaking beauty of one of Ireland's grandest homes" (Mitchell Owens, Wall Street Journal) that has bewitched the imagination of poets, rock stars, dreamers and the aristocracy alike.
For fans of Roddy Doyle and Marian Keyes: a heartwarming and funny story of an Irish family, the Augustts, all bound together with love and language. There's a son who doesn't speak, a mother who has a stroke, a granny who talks enough for all of them and a daughter who is writing it all down.