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Generation A John Murray Original by Paula McGrath
  

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Ambitious and gripping, Generation moves effortlessly from the smallest of details to the largest of canvases, as the repercussions of the decisions taken by parents play out in the lives of their children for years to come.

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Synopsis

Generation A John Murray Original by Paula McGrath

JM Originals is a new list for fresh and distinctive new writing; for books that provoke and entertain. 'She takes a step closer to the mineshaft and it's as if she steps back in time. Her grandfather is standing where she is standing now, a young man not much older than she is, who knows nothing about the future, nothing about her.' Generation is a short novel that contains a huge amount, taking place over eighty years, three continents and three generations. At its heart is Aine, a recently divorced woman in her thirties who wants some kind of escape from her life in Ireland: from her ex-husband and his pregnant girlfriend, her mundane job and unexciting love life. So she goes to stay for a few weeks on an organic farm near Chicago, with her six-year-old daughter Daisy. The trip doesn't turn out as she imagined it would, and that summer will have unforeseeable consequences for everyone involved.

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'Spanning generations and continents on an epic scale in a short space, Paula McGrath's ambitious, sensitive novel, Generation has been compared to The Spinning Heart, by Donal Ryan because of its similarly revolving points of view' Irish Independent

About the Author

Paula McGrath's fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Mslexia, Necessary Fiction, Eclectica, ROPES Galway and Surge, an anthology of new writing from Ireland. She recently completed an MFA at University College, Dublin, and was shortlisted for the inaugural Maeve Binchy Travel Award (2014). Generation is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th July 2015

Author

Paula McGrath

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Publisher

JM Originals an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781473614833

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