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The Amendments

The Amendments

By Niamh Mulvey

Paperback | ISBN 9781529079869

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Harry Hartog's review

If I could give this book 50, 000 stars, I would. Following one core family it dances between mothers, daughters & friends, delicately but powerfully revealing the pain and strength is has always taken to be a woman in Catholic Ireland. The characters, themes and issues covered are painful, but Mulvey tackles and shapes each one with such brilliance and humanity that you are simply left in awe. I recommend this book to everyone, but especially to people who like Sally Rooney but like decent writing. - Lauren, Subscriptions

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'Extraordinary. I loved it' - Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist 'Engrossing and moving . . . gives voice to so much that's unspoken about Ireland' - Emma Donoghue, author of Room 

'Wonderfully compelling . . . haunting' - Joseph O'Connor, author of Star of the Sea 

Delving into the lives of three generations of women, The Amendments by Niamh Mulvey is an extraordinary novel about love and freedom, belonging and rebellion – and about how our past is a vital presence which sits alongside us.
 

Nell and her partner Adrienne are about to have a baby. For Adrienne, it’s the start of a new life. For Nell, it’s the reason the two of them are sitting in a therapist’s office. Because she can’t go into this without dealing with the truth: that she has been a mother before, and now she can hardly bring herself to speak to her own mother, let alone return home to Ireland.

Nell is running out of places to hide from her past. But to Ireland and the past is where she must go, and that is where 
The Amendments takes us: to the heat of Nell’s teenage years in the early 2000s, as Ireland was unpicking itself from its faith and embracing the hedonism of the Celtic Tiger. To 1983, when Nell’s mother Dolores was grappling with the tensions of the women’s rights movement. And then to the farms and suburbs and towns that made and unmade the lives at the centre of this story, bound together by the terrible secret that Nell still cannot face. Selected by the Irish Independent, the Irish Times, the Irish Journal and VIP as one of the most anticipated novels of the year.

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781529079869
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Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 336
Width (mm): 153
Height (mm): 234
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