Ghost Moth (MP3 CD)
Audible Studios on Brilliance, 9781522671800
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
Other Editions of This Title:
Irish Book Awards Shortlist Concord Monitor/Concord Insider Book of the Week Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book Staff Pick Brooklyn Book Festival Best Debut Book
During the hot Irish summer of 1969, tensions rise in Belfast where Katherine, a former actress, and George, a firefighter, struggle to keep buried secrets from destroying their marriage. As Catholic Republicans and Protestant Loyalists clash during the Troubles and Northern Ireland moves to the brink of civil war, the lines between private anguish and public outrage disintegrate. An exploration of memory, childhood, illicit love, and loss, Ghost Moth is an exceptional tale about a family--and a country--seeking freedom from ghosts of the past.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Michle Forbes is an award-winning theater, television, and film actress who has toured worldwide with The Great Hunger and Dancing at Lughnasa. She studied literature at Trinity College, Dublin and has worked as a literary reviewer for the Irish Times. Her short stories have received both the Bryan MacMahon and the Michael McLaverty Awards. She lives near Dalkey, Dublin with her husband and two children. Ghost Moth is her first novel.