Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan


Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan | 9781782398592 | Ruth Gilligan

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:06/04/2017 by Atlantic Books


Rich in plot and full of characters that have been neglected by Irish literature. – Guardian

At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from the continent in search of a better life in America, only to pitch up in Ireland by mistake. In 1958, a mute boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. Spanning generations and braiding together three unforgettable voices, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan shows us what it means to belong, and how storytelling can redeem us all.

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