Years ago, Cliona - strong, proud, and practical - sailed for Boston, determined to one day come home. But when the time came to return to Inis Muruch, her daughter Grace - fierce, beautiful, and brazenly sexual - resented her mother's isolated, unfamiliar world. Though entranced by the sea and its healing powers, Grace became desperate to escape the confines of the island, one day stealing away with her small daughter, Grainne.
Now Grainne, motherless at 15 after Grace's death from breast cancer - is about to be taken back across the ocean by Cliona, repeating the journey her mother was forced to make years before. She goes to meet a father she has never known, her heart pulled between a life where she no longer belongs to a family she cannot remember. On the rocky shores of Inis Muruch, she waits for her father, and begins to discover her own sexual identity, even as she struggles to understand the forces that have torn her family apart.
In her first novel, Lisa Carey has crafted voices so real and passionate that they will resonate within the listener long after the last words are heard.
©Lisa Carey; (P)Simon and Schuster, Inc.
"A wonderfully, vividly written account of the love...between mothers and daughters....illuminates the ways that love fails us and then, as we are about to sink, reaches out and sets us back afloat." (The Washington Post)
The book would be good if they didn't switch between the charaters so much. Too confusing with switching between them. Narration could be better.
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