Orchid and the wasp

Engelsk
Orchid and the wasp
Orchid and the wasp
  • Forfatter: Caoilinn Hughes
  • Språk: Engelsk
  • Forlag/Utgiver: Vigmostad & Bjørke AS (VB Import)
  • Nivå: Voksen
  • EAN: 9780525575931
  • Kom i salg: 7. jun. 2018
  • Utgivelsesår: 2018
  • Andre medvirkende: Hughes, Caoilinn (for)
  • Utgave nr.: 1
  • Emnekategori: Moderne litteratur
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An unforgettable young woman navigates Dublin, London and New York, striving to build a life raft for her loved-ones amidst economic and familial collapse. In this dazzlingly original debut novel, award-winning Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes introduces a heroine of mythic proportions in the form of one Gael Foess. A tough, thoughtful, and savvy opportunist, Gael is determined to live life on her own terms. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, Gael learns early how a person's ambitions and ideals can be compromised- and she refuses to let her vulnerable, unwell younger brother, Guthrie, suffer such sacrifices. When Gael's financier father walks out on them during the economic crash of 2008, her family fractures. Her mother, a once-formidable orchestral conductor, becomes a shadow. And a fateful incident prevents Guthrie from finishing high school. Determined not to let her loved-ones fall victim to circumstance, Gael leaves Dublin for the coke-dusted