Discover this unforgettable, darkly funny novel about the power of friendship and the heartbreak of family life - shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021.

 

'AMAZING'

Marian Keyes

 

'BEAUTIFUL'

Douglas Stuart

 

'FABULOUS'

Kevin Barry

 

'THRILLING' Nicole Flattery

 

Sinead Hynes is a tough, driven, funny young property developer with a terrifying secret.

 

No-one knows it: not her fellow patients in a failing hospital, and certainly not her family.

She has confided only in Google and a shiny magpie.

 

But she can't go on like this, tirelessly trying to outstrip her past and in mortal fear of her future.

 

Somehow, Sinead needs to seize the moment, and maybe then she can learn to be free . . .

An Evening Standard, Observer and Daily Telegraph Book of the Year

 

An Observer Best Debut 2020

 

Winner of the Dalkey Book Festival Emerging Writer Award

 

Winner of the McKitterick Prize 2020

 

Winner of the Kate O'Brien Award 2021

 

Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year 2020

 

'Extraordinary . . .  This is writing that often reaches into your heart'

Evening Standard

 

'Exhilarating . . . gloriously full of life'

Irish Independent

 

'Feeney's voice is at once fresh and sharp, with an eye for comedy'

Observer
 

Elaine Feeney - As You Were

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