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Dr Jonathan Murray fears his new-born daughter is not as harmless as she seems.
Sammy Agnew is wrestling with his dark past, and fears the violence in his blood lurks in his son, too.
The city is in flames and the authorities are losing control. As matters fall into frenzy, and as the lines between fantasy and truth, right and wrong, begin to blur, who will these two fathers choose to protect?
Dark, propulsive and thrillingly original, this tale of fierce familial love and sacrifice fizzes with magic and wonder.
**WINNER of the EU Prize for Literature**
"One of the most exciting and original Northern Irish writers of her generation"
— SUNDAY TIMES
"Gripping, affecting, surprising. I inhaled it"
— LISA MCINERNEY
"Captivating, intelligent and courageous"
— IRISH TIMES
"Spectacular. At once grittily real, wildly magical and insanely alluring - a siren-song of a novel."
— DONAL RYAN
"Jan Carson seems to have invented a new Belfast in this gripping, surprising, exhilarating novel."
— RODDY DOYLE
"Blew me away with its power, anger and wit."
— JOSEPH O'CONNOR
About the Author
Jan Carson is a writer and community arts development officer currently based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has a BA in English Literature from Queen’s University Belfast and an MLitt. In Theology and Contemporary Culture from St. Andrew’s University, Scotland. Jan has had short stories published in literary journals on both sides of the Atlantic, has had two of her plays produced for the Belfast stage and is a current recipient of the Arts Council NI’s Artist’s Career Enhancement Bursary. Her first novel, “Malcolm Orange Disappears” will be published by Liberties Press, Dublin on June 2nd 2014.
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