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Lia Mills

Spring 1915, Dublin. Katie Crilly - a young woman trying to find her place in a restrictive society - gets the news she dreaded: her beloved twin brother, Liam, has been killed on the Western Front. A year later, when Dublin is suddenly engulfed by the violence of the Easter Rising, Katie finds herself torn between her loyalty to the cause her brother died for, her instinctive Irish patriotism, and her love for her city and its people. Taking refuge in the home of friends, she meets Hubie Wilson, a comrade of Liam's from the Front. There unfolds a remarkable encounter between two young people, both wounded and both trying to imagine a new life. As the world Katie knows is turned upside down by insurrection, previously unimaginable things suddenly seem possible. With its magnificent portrait of a young woman coming of age amidst violence and loss, Lia Mills has written a novel that can stand alongside Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn, Pat Barker's Toby's Room and Louisa Young's My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You.

Lia Mills is the author of two previous novels, Another Alice and Nothing Simple, and a memoir, In Your Face. She lives in Dublin.

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234 x 153mm
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