Ghost Moth will transport you to two hot summers, twenty years apart. Northern Ireland, 1949. 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...Surprising, mesmerising and astonishingly written, Ghost Moth will show you the extraordinary in the ordinary.
A stunning new voice reminiscent of Maggy o'Farrell and Jon McGregor, which has already been acclaimed by John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Michele Forbes is an award-winning theatre, television, and film actress who has toured worldwide with such productions as THE GREAT HUNGER and DANCING AT LUGHNASA. 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.www.micheleforbesauthor.com