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A powerful and deeply moving masterpiece about love, partings and reconciliation — and of the courage involved in living on nobody else's terms. Dublin, 1907. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Outspoken and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a Catholic girl from the slums of Dublin, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled genius, whose life is hampered by convention and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives. Their affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is quarrelsome, affectionate and tender.

Many years later, Molly, now a poverty-stricken old woman, makes her way through London's bomb-scarred city streets, alone but for a snowdrift of memories. Her once dazzling has faded but her unquenchable passion for life has kept her afloat.

About the Author

"Ghost Light... has an astonishing command of voice and period detail, and offers an intimacy with the lives of others which is rare in fiction."

— Colm Toibin, Daily Telegraph

"This is a great ambitious novel about love, loss, lamentation. Joseph O'Connor has the magic touch... I can't imagine many better — or braver — novels coming out this year."

— Colum McCann

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Harvill Secker
General Fiction
O'Connor, Joseph
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8.5 x 5.31 x .75 in .6563 lb

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