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Author: O'Connor, Joseph

London, Greater London
Published 03/10/2019 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 272 pages

'A virtuoso display of literary talent...brimming with sympathy and skill' Irish TimesDublin, 1907. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works.

Outspoken and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a Catholic girl from the slums of Dublin, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled genius, whose life is hampered by convention and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives. Their affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is quarrelsome, affectionate, and tender.

Many years later, Molly, now a poverty-stricken old woman, makes her way through London's bomb-scarred city streets, alone but for a snowdrift of memories. Her once dazzling career has faded but her unquenchable passion for life has kept her afloat.

'Masterful in its management of re-imagined lives and the time they inhabit' Financial Times

Ghost Light : From the Sunday Times Bestselling author of Star of the Sea

SKU: 9781529112627
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