Katherine must choose between George Bedford - solid, reliable, devoted George - and Tom McKinley, who makes her feel alive. The reverberations of that summer - of the passions that were spilled, the lies that were told and the bargains that were made - still clamour to be heard in 1969. Northern Ireland has become a tinderbox but tragedy also lurks closer to home. As Katherine and George struggle to save their marriage and silence the ghosts of the past, their family and city stand on the brink of collapse...
In 1949 in Belfast, Katherine, newly engaged to safe, reliable, boring George, finds herself falling head over heels in love with Tom, exciting, reckless, unpredictable. Set in two contrasting years in Katherine’s life, separated by two decades – we move between the two: 1949, where Katherine is young, carefree and full of dreams, and 1969 where she is married to George, with four young children. Katherine’s memories of her past love remain undimmed despite two decades and a terrible tragedy having passed. A wonderful thought-provoking debut novel.
Publication date: 28/08/2014
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 26/12/2013
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||28th August 2014|
|Publisher:||Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Michele Forbes is an award-winning theatre, television and film actress. 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.More About Michele Forbes