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Ghost Moth is an impressive debut by a writer who is not afraid to address the so-called ordinary lives of real human beings. We shall be hearing a great deal more from Michèle Forbes.” JOHN BANVILLE, Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and Ancient Light
Clever, unpredictable, beautifully written and craftedGhost Moth stayed with me for a long time after I’d finished reading the final, sad, wonderful page.” RODDY DOYLE, Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Commitments
This slow burning tale is both guileless and deeplysometimes erotically charged. The writing soaks up the world, and thrills to the beauty of it. Children, bees, milk, the sea, all are wonderfully rendered and alive on the page. Katherine Bedfordso ordinary and so passionateis a heroine to treasure.” ANNE ENRIGHT, Booker Prize-winning author of The Gathering and The Forgotten Waltz
During the hot Irish summer of 1969, tensions rise in Belfast where Katherine, a former actress, and George, a firefighter, struggle to keep buried secrets from destroying their marriage. As Catholic Republicans and Protestant Loyalists clash during the Troubles” and Northern Ireland moves to the brink of civil war, the lines between private anguish and public outrage disintegrate. An exploration of memory, childhood, illicit love, and loss, Ghost Moth is an exceptional tale about a familyand a countryseeking freedom from ghosts of the past.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Michèle Forbes is an award-winning theater, television, and film actress who has toured worldwide with The Great Hunger and Dancing at Lughnasa. She studied literature at Trinity College, Dublin and has worked as a literary reviewer for the Irish Times. Her short stories have received both the Bryan MacMahon and the Michael McLaverty Awards. She lives near Dalkey, Dublin with her husband and two children. Ghost Moth is her first novel.
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As tensions rise between the Catholic Republicans and the Protestant Loyalists in 1969 Belfast, Katherine, a former actress who is gravely ill, and George, a firefighter, keep secrets from each other in order to save their marriage.
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