GemmaMedia, 9781934848494, 309pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 2010
About the Author
Praise For Fiona: Stolen Child…
—Peter Sheridan, award-winning playwright and author
"Gemma Whelan’s Fiona: Stolen Child is amazing. It’s a story of an Irish writer living in America who is collaborating on a film script of her own life which forces her to confront the lies and deceptions of her past, lies that have poisoned her relationships and walled up her creativity.
This is a richly textured novel, written with passion and style; an absolute delight to read.”
—James N. Frey , How to Write a Damn Good Novel, The Long Way to Die, and Winter of the Wolves
"Fiona is the captivating odyssey of a writer who, seeking fulfillment in Manhattan and Hollywood, is drawn back inexorably to face her roots in rural Ireland.
Beautifully written, populated with memorable characters, possessed of a page-turning plot, the novel unspools in the imagination like a rich and wonderful film – and resonates afterward in the heart.”
—Darryl Brock, If I Never Get Back and Two in the Field.
"Set in the U.S. and Ireland, this fascinating novel within a novel poignantly illuminates the protagonist's heroic struggle to reconcile the complexities of her hopeful present with a haunted past, richly rewarding the reader with lustrous language and a spellbinding story!"
—Howard G. Franklin, An Irish Experience