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15%OFFCaoilinn Hughes - Orchid & the Wasp - 9781786074997 - S9781786074997
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Orchid & the Wasp

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE HEARST BIG BOOK AWARDS 2019 Orchids are liars. They use pheromones to lure wasps in to become unwitting pollinators. In nature, such exploitative systems are rare. In society, they are everywhere. Gael Foess is a heroine of mythic proportions. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, she learns from an early age how ideals and ambitions can be compromised. When her father walks out during the 2008 crash, her family falls apart. Determined to build a ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2019
Publisher
Oneworld Publications
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781786074997
SKU
S9781786074997
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About Caoilinn Hughes
Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer whose poetry collection Gathering Evidence won the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, and was shortlisted for both the Seamus Heaney Prize and the Pigott Poetry Prize. She is a fellow of the James Merrill Foundation, and the Bogliasco Foundation, and was awarded a Tin House Writers Workshop Scholarship for ... Read more

Reviews for Orchid & the Wasp
`Highly ambitious... Kick-ass, whip-smart and with a tongue like a catapult , Gael belongs to a venerable tradition of feisty heroines...readers are going to love her.'
Sunday Times
`Fiercely bright and moves like a bullet train.'
Sebastian Barry, Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End
`A remarkable, propulsive debut novel... No precis ... Read more

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