Celia de Fréine talks about her latest collection of poetry “A Lesson in Can’t”, inspired by the time she spent teaching travellers (published by Scotus Press)
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Having already lost his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Will Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father's estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing a secret his father had intended to keep: He’d had another family before Will's—a wife and two sons in England.
Will transforms the pain and confusion of his family history into an achingly poignant portrait of resilience, revising the stories he's inherited to refashion both his past and his present. Heartbreaking and luminous, Epilogue is the stunning account of a young man’s struggle to understand all that he has lost and found, and to forge a new life for himself along the way.
The Girl on the Train is the debut novel from Paula Hawkins. Described as a modern “Rear Window”, it centres on a woman fantasising about the people living in the homes that she passes on her daily commute.
Declan Burke has been reading it for us and he also watched the first episode of Wolf Hall which aired on BBC2 last night.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is published by Doubleday.
10:04 is the new book by American poet, novelist, essayist and critic Ben Lerner. Focusing on the events and relationships of a year in the life of an author trying to fulfil his contract by expanding a short story into a novel, the book explores the many ways in which we use fiction to organize our realities.
Presenter: Seán Rocks