An intriguing first novel from the Irish writer whose memoir ?Are You Somebody?? received rave reviews. At a time of crisis, London-based travel writer Kathleen turns to a new kind of writing. Her investigation of a scandalous 1850s affair leads her home to Ireland and into a reconsideration of the family she fled years ago.
Forty-nine-year old Kathleen is an Irish travel writer based in London who has not been back to Ireland since she was 20. Her home is her office and she has not experienced passion for many years. But when the props of Kathleen's life fall away one after the other she turns to a passion not in her own life but in a scandalous affair in 19th century rural Ireland to where she returns and discovers how powerful the human heart is.
Nuala O'Faolain lives in Dublin. ARE YOU SOMEBODY?, her autobiographical memoir, was published to huge success and critical acclaim in America and Ireland. This is her first novel.