A History of Running Away

Author(s): Paula McGrath


In 1982, Jasmine wants to box, but in 1980s Ireland boxing is illegal for girls. In 2012, a gynaecologist agonises about a job offer which would mean escape from the increasingly fraught atmosphere of her Dublin hospital. But what about her mother, stuck in a nursing home? And in Maryland, Ali, whose mother has recently died, hooks up with a biker gang to escape from grandparents she didn't know she had. A History of Running Away is a brilliantly-written novel about running away, growing up and finding out who you are.


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Paula McGrath lives in Dublin. Her first novel, Generation, was published in 2015, and described as 'remarkable' by the Sunday Times. She has a background in English Literature and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Limerick. In another life she was a yoga teacher.

General Fields

  • : 9781473641761
  • : Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • : John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • : May 2017
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paula McGrath
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 256