The Queen of Dirt Island


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SKU: 9781781620403 Categories: , Tag: Author: Donal RyanPublication Date: 18th Aug 2022Format: Paperback / softbackPages: 208Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ireland Ltd


From the multi-award-winning author of the number one bestseller, STRANGE FLOWERS, a searing, jubilant story about four generations of women and fierce love.

‘Ryan’s work has set a benchmark to which other writers will aspire’ JOHN BOYNE

‘I think you have to truly love people to write like this’ RACHEL JOYCE

The Aylward women of Nenagh, Tipperary, are mad about each other, but you wouldn’t always think it. You’d have to know them to know – in spite of what the neighbours might say about raised voices and dramatic scenes – that their house is a place of peace, filled with love, a refuge from the sadness and cruelty of the world.

Their story begins at an end and ends at a beginning. It involves wives and widows, gunrunners and gougers, sinners and saints. It’s a story of terrible betrayals and fierce loyalties, of isolation and togetherness, of transgression, forgiveness, desire, and love. About all the things family can be and all the things it sometimes isn’t. From the prize-winning author of Strange Flowers and The Spinning Heart, The Queen of Dirt Island is an uplifting celebration of fierce, loyal love and the powerful stories that bind generations together.

The Queen of Dirt Island