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Ghost Moth

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  • Ghost Moth 
    Title: Ghost Moth
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 24/09/2013
    Price: $25.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Katherine Fallon is a young actress in 1940s?Northern Ireland facing a romantic dilemma?– should she marry the devoted and reliable?George Bedford who has already proposed, or?pursue a passionate affair with the charming?young tailor Tom McKinley? The impact of?her decision lives on in 1969. Katherine and?George have four young children and are?struggling to keep their marriage together?while Northern Ireland descends further and?further into violence. What are the secrets that?will unravel their little family? Will Katherine?ever be able to forget Tom McKinley? And will?the past ever let them have a future? This?soulful debut novel is skilful and full of little?twists and turns
    This month I was lucky enough to lay my hands on a proof copy of a debut novel out of Ireland, Michele Forbes's Ghost Moth. Irish luminaries John Banville, Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle have all raved about this sad, gentle novel and it's easy to see why. The book tells the story of Katherine, both as a young woman in Belfast in 1949, and as a married mother twenty years later in 1969, just as the Troubles in Northern Ireland are starting to escalate. The young Katherine is trying her luck in musical theatre, working at a bank and attracting the fervent admiration of two very different men, Tom and George. She falls for both but ends up with George, the more reliable, less passionate one. The decision to marry George has tragic consequences for Katherine, and lingering feelings of guilt and regret continue to haunt her as she enters her middle age. Forbes transcends this rather traditional love triangle plot line by her memorable rendering of time and place and by her poignant, three dimensional characterisation of Katherine. Northern Ireland provides a turbulent backdrop to this affecting tale of love and loss.

    ISBN: 9780297870456
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