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This is an auction for GHOST MOTH by Michele Forbes.

“Forbes’ debut novel is set in two eras—Belfast at the 1969 advent of the IRA’s campaign to get Great Britain out of Northern Ireland and in post-WWII 1949—and depicts the life of Katherine from early young adulthood through marriage and motherhood. The novel begins with the idyllic, if deceptive, picture of a loving marriage and stable family life on a rare day at the beach. A shattering argument between Katherine and her husband, George Bellows, ends the day, revealing layers of stress beneath a serene surface. As the story unfolds, readers will revel in the skillful writing: parallel narratives slowly reveal the secrets that both bind and separate husband and wife. The complex plot maintains suspense and reader interest as well as framing the deterioration of the marriage. Strong characterization presents a fully developed family, not just revealing Katherine and George but also all four children. Lyrical descriptions create a believable contrast, depicting Belfast in very different historical eras. Genre fans (Irish-history buffs, family-story readers, historical-fiction enthusiasts) will enjoy this novel, while its stylistic richness and narrative intricacy will also please readers of literary fiction. Highly recommended.”
- a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2013.

235 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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