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The Playground

by Julia Kelly

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Playground Synopsis

Eve is starting again. Newly single, unemployed and with a baby daughter, she joins the local mums trying to make their nearby playground the heart of the community. But not all games are innocent - and not all friends are true. When the rules change, Eve must forge her own independence - and realise that the playground is no place to hide from adulthood.

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The Playground Press Reviews

'Searingly honest, uncomfortably so ... Anatomises the aftermath of a breakup and the ensuing struggles with scalpel-like prose ... emotional resonance and achingly human observations'
Sunday Independent

'Dazzling ... It's a funny, sometimes heartbreaking insight into how a young mother struggles to cope ... Absolutely captivating'
Irish Independent

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ISBN: 9781784291358
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781784291358
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784291358
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Julia Kelly
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Julia Kelly

Julia Kelly studied English, Sociology and Journalism in Dublin, and escaped to London for the mad, bad years of life. She now lives in Bray, County Wicklow. This is her first novel.

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