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  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Hachette Books Ireland

The Other Boy

Yvonne Cassidy

3 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

'You know that moment between sleep and waking? I read somewhere that the first thing that comes into your head is what you desire or fear the most. I don t know if that s fully right though because for years when I opened my eyes I used to think of Mark.'

I m JP Whelan and I said that my shrink. He s always trying to get me to talk about what happened all those years ago, when we were just kids.

Here s where I m supposed to tell you about all that, about my life with Katie and Abbey in London or before then, back in Dublin, with Dad, listening to the Beatles and how those were the only times I really felt safe.

But then I d have to tell you about Dessie and what happened with Mark.

But, it doesn t all fit into some neat little box, my story. I wish it did. So if you really want to know the truth, you re going to have to find out for yourself, because even now I m not sure what the truth is.

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Praise for The Other Boy

  • **** - 'a highly compelling tale ... a hugely gripping plot that takes us from 80s Ireland to contemoprary London where the story ... reaches a shocking climax. A real page-turner.' - RTE Guide

  • '... as the tense drama between the brothers is played out, the lines between truth and lies, good and bad, light and dark become increasingly blurred, culminating in a violent and shocking act.' - Irish Independent

  • A humdinger of a first novel . . . Cassidy is excellent at the build-up of tension, until the reader can hardly bare to turn the page for fear of what is to come. Rough, raw and telling it like it is . . . - The Tablet

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Yvonne Cassidy

Yvonne Cassidy was born in Dublin in 1974. She studied English and Economics in University College Dublin. She has worked in the field of marketing communications and fundraising in London, Dublin and New York.

She enjoys teaching creative writing and teaches extensively in New York, where she has developed writing programmes for homeless and other marginalized writers. She lives in Manhattan with her wife, Danielle. @YvonneCassidyNY

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