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Doireann Ní Ghríofa - A Ghost in the Throat - 9781916434264 - 9781916434264
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A Ghost in the Throat

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‘ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THIS DREADFUL YEAR’ – SUNDAY TIMES A true original. In this stunningly unusual prose debut, Doireann Ni Ghriofa sculpts essay and autofiction to explore inner life and the deep connection felt between two writers centuries apart. In the 1700s, an Irish noblewoman, on discovering her husband has been murdered, drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary poem. In the present day, a young mother narrowly avoids tragedy. On encountering the poem, she becomes obsessed with its parallels with her own life, and sets ... Read more

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About Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Her awards include a Lannan Literary Fellowship (USA), a Seamus Heaney Fellowship (Queen’s University), the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the An Post Irish Book of the Year. ‘A Ghost in the Throat’ (Tramp Press) finds the 18th-century poet Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill haunting ... Read more

Reviews for A Ghost in the Throat
THE TIMES ‘Dazzles readers from the get-go... A contender for book of the year’

 NEW STATESMAN ‘It’s an alien and disconcerting experience: it results in a book that takes you and shakes... Electrifying’
 IRISH INDEPENDENT ‘A book like this comes along once every few years and obliterates ... Read more

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