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The Quiet Whispers Never Stop - Olivia Fitzsimons

The Quiet Whispers Never Stop - Olivia Fitzsimons

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BUTLER LITERARY AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE KATE O'BRIEN AWARD'Touching and darkly beautiful' Irish Sunday Independent'Powerful, uncompromising' Irish Times'Utterly absorbing, a novel that keeps you guessing right to the end' Kit de Waal1982. Northern Ireland. Nuala Malin is tied to a life she doesn't want by her daughter Sam and baby son PJ.

An affair with a seventeen-year-old boy reminds her of a future she hasn't given up on, but it can't last, and when her chance to leave comes, she takes it. 1994. If Sam Malin has a god then it is Kurt Cobain.

Music is the only thing that brings her peace. She wants a life away from the North and its troubles, away from her da who can't talk about the past but seems stuck there, waiting for Sam's mother to return. A mother Sam barely knew.

Escape seems out of reach until Sam meets a jagged, magnetic older man, drawn to him in a way she can't yet comprehend. She falls for him, unable to say no. Sam is more like her mother than she knows.
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