A stunning new voice reminiscent of Maggie O'Farrell and Jon McGregor, which has already been acclaimed by John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright. Michele Forbes was named in the OBSERVER as one of the debut novelists predicted to make a splash in 2014. Includes reading group notes.
A stunning new voice reminiscent of Maggie O'Farrell and Jon McGregor, which has already been acclaimed by John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright.
GHOST MOTH will transport you to two hot summers, 20 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...
Clever, unpredictable, beautifully written and crafted - GHOST MOTH stayed with me for a long time after I'd finished reading the final, sad, wonderful page
This slow-burning tale is both guileless and deeply - sometimes erotically - charged. The writing soaks up the world, and thrills to the beauty of it. Children, bees, milk, the sea, all are wonderfully rendered and alive on the page. Katherine Bedford - so ordinary and so passionate - is a heroine to treasure
GHOST MOTH is an impressive debut by a writer who is not afraid to address the so-called ordinary lives of real human beings. We shall be hearing a great deal more from Michele Forbes
A bountiful river of lovely images, fresh and perfect, a triumphant story both familiar and strange. A stellar debut
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Michele Forbes is an award-winning theatre, television and film actress. Her first novel, GHOST MOTH, was published in 2013 to great critical acclaim and Forbes was shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. She lives in Dalkey, Dublin.