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Academy Street (Hardback)

Academy Street (Hardback)

Mary Costello

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In New York she will face the twists of a life graced with great beauty, but forever floating close to hazard. Joyous and heart-breaking, Academy Street journeys through six decades and one incredible story.

Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2016

She stood on the edge of the grass. She hovered between worlds, deciphering the ground, tracing in mid-air the hall, the dining-room, the stairs. She was despairingly close to home now, to the rooms and the voices that contained the first names for home. Memories abounded and her heart pounded and history broke in . . .

Growing up in the west of Ireland in the 1940s Tess is a shy introverted child. But beneath her quiet exterior lies a heart of fire. A fire that will later drive her to make her home among the hurly burly of 1960s New York. Over four decades and a life lived with quiet intensity on Academy Street in upper Manhattan, Tess encounters ferocious love and calamitous loss.

But what endures is her bravery and fortitude, and her striking insights even as she is ‘floating close to hazard.’ Joyous and heart-breaking, restrained but sweeping, this is a profoundly moving story that charts one woman’s quest for belonging amid the dazzle and tumult of America’s greatest city.

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Author Mary Costello
Publisher Canongate
Publication date 12 Sep 2014
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781782114185

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