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Scenes of a Graphic Nature

Caroline O'Donoghue

9 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A darkly comic and searingly honest novel about going back to your roots by the acclaimed author of Promising Young Women

CHARLIE REGAN'S LIFE ISN'T GOING FORWARD, SO SHE'S DECIDED TO GO BACK.

'A gorgeous exploration of the messy and fragile nature of friendship and all the many forms of love, as well as of the primal need we all have to belong' IRISH TIMES

* 'A perfect page-turner. I loved it' DOLLY ALDERTON * 'Wonderful' MARIAN KEYES *

After a tough few years floundering around the British film industry, experimenting with amateur pornography and watching her father's health rapidly decline, Charlie and her best friend Laura journey to her ancestral home of Clipim, an island off the west coast of Ireland. She knows this could be the last chance to connect with her dad's history before she loses him.

But when the girls arrive, Charlie begins to question both her difficult relationship with Laura and her father's childhood stories. Before long, she's embroiled in a devastating conspiracy that's been sixty years in the making . . . and it's up to her to reveal the truth.

'One of the most intelligent, well observed depictions of lust, loss, envy, betrayal, friendship and love that I've ever read' DAISY BUCHANAN

'A moving and extremely funny look at family, roots and the myth of Irishness' THE i, ESSENTIAL SUMMER READS

'Witty, tender and insightful . . . O'Donoghue is a perceptive, clever writer' GUARDIAN

'A darkly humorous, keenly observed blend of millennial drift and murder mystery from a razor-sharp writer' RED

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Praise for Scenes of a Graphic Nature

  • So dark and funny, bleak yet full of heart, touching on friendship and love and belonging ... you're in for a treat

  • - Ayisha Malik

  • Scenes of a Graphic Nature has all the components of a perfect page-turner: beautiful prose, truthful characters, hilarious dialogue and an addictive plot. I loved it - Dolly Alderton

  • Wonderful!!! Scenes of a Graphic Nature had me GRIPPED. About friendship and failure, Ireland and England, love and guilt, cover-ups and brutal honesty. It's really, really, really, REALLY good - Marian Keyes

  • Highly enjoyable: full of momentum and heart. O'Donoghue is a formidable talent - Sunday Business Post

  • A darkly humorous, keenly observed blend of millennial drift and murder mystery from a razor-sharp writer - Red

  • Witty, tender and insightful . . . O'Donoghue is a perceptive, clever writer - Guardian

  • A gorgeous exploration of the messy and fragile nature of friendship and all the many forms of love, as well as of the primal need we all have to belong - Irish Times

  • A darkly humorous, keenly observed blend of millennial drift and murder mystery from a razor-sharp writer - Red

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