Grace’s Day By William Wall

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Grace’s Day By (author) William Wall ISBN:9781788545488

A stunning novel by the prize-winning Irish writer William Wall.

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After her little sister Emily falls to her death from the watchtower on the day she was supposed to be looking after her, Grace can never overcome her guilt. A novel about a world of adult self-indulgence and the consequences of careless decisions and dishonest compromises.

An Irish Independent Book of the Year. As the great John McGahern used to say, there’s verse, and there’s prose, and then there’s poetry; William Wall is a poet in both mediums’ John Banville. ‘An underrated veteran at the peak of his powers’ Sunday Times . ‘It’s this mood of lives irreparably spoiled that make this bitter-tasting tale so potent’ Daily Mail . Grace and her mother and sisters live on an island off the west coast of Ireland. Their father is a successful writer of travel books that advocate a simpler way of life, though he is so seldom there that his family become the subjects of his social experiments and his children’s freedom is indistinguishable from poverty. Grace and Jeannie take turns to look after their little sister Emily. Then one day – Grace’s day – a terrible tragedy occurs that changes everything. This is novel about a world of adult self-indulgence and the consequences of careless decisions and dishonest compromises.

Grace’s Day By (author) William Wall ISBN:9781788545488

 

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Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

William Wall is the author of four novels, two volumes of short stories and three collections of poetry. His work has won many awards, including the Virginia Faulkner Award and the Raymond Carver Award. In 2016 he won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize.

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