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The Island Child

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ISBN: 9781786898340
AuthorAitken, Molly
Pub Date04/03/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages320
CountryGBR
Dewey823.92
Publisher: Canongate Books
Quick overview A rich, haunting and deeply moving novel about the power and the danger in a mother's love, from one of the most exciting new voices in Irish fiction
€10.29

'Thrillingly original' Naoise Dolan
'Exquisite' Daily Telegraph

Twenty years ago, Oona left the island of Inis for the very first time. A wind-blasted rock of fishing boats and turf fires, where girls stayed in their homes until they became mothers themselves, the island was a gift for some, a prison for others.

The Island Child tells two stories: of the girl who grew up watching births and betrayals, storms and secrets, and of the adult Oona, desperate to find a second chance, only to discover she can never completely escape. As the strands of Oona's life come together, in blood and marriage and motherhood, she must accept the price we pay when we love what is never truly ours . . .

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'Thrillingly original' Naoise Dolan
'Exquisite' Daily Telegraph

Twenty years ago, Oona left the island of Inis for the very first time. A wind-blasted rock of fishing boats and turf fires, where girls stayed in their homes until they became mothers themselves, the island was a gift for some, a prison for others.

The Island Child tells two stories: of the girl who grew up watching births and betrayals, storms and secrets, and of the adult Oona, desperate to find a second chance, only to discover she can never completely escape. As the strands of Oona's life come together, in blood and marriage and motherhood, she must accept the price we pay when we love what is never truly ours . . .

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