** Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2020 **


Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction


Shortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction


A Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the Year


I was a girl once, but not any more . . .

A young woman, barely more than a girl herself, must learn to survive with a child of her own, in a world which seems entirely consumed by madness.


As she navigates a landscape of terrors and trials, can she find a place of safety within a society blinkered by mistrust and denial?



New Statesman


'Raw and transfixing.'



'Miraculous . . . Extraordinary.'

Mail on Sunday


'A masterpiece.'

Irish Independent



Sunday Times


'Devastating and moving.'

Daily Telegraph

Edna O'Brien - Girl