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Mount Merrion

Mount Merrion

Justin Quinn

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A rich, gripping family saga, and a brilliant literary debut.

Declan and Sinéad Boyle are pillars of society - born into prosperous families, educated at Dublin's finest schools, dwellers in a fine house in a leafy suburb. So why are they in so much trouble?

Declan wants to serve his country - but he also wants to serve his own ambition. Sinéad wonders if she is allowed, in the Ireland of the 1960s and '70s, to have ambitions at all. Their son, Owen, seems intent on squandering the advantages of a prosperous upbringing and an expensive education. Their daughter Issie, gifted and attractive, has all the options in the world - and keeps choosing the wrong one.

Mount Merrion, the dazzling debut novel by Justin Quinn, tells the story of the Boyles from Declan and Sinéad's first meeting, in the late fifties, through decades of success, failure and tragedy. Set against the brilliantly realized backdrop of a changing Ireland, it is a page turning drama, a biting satire and a lovingly detailed portrait of a marriage and a family.

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Author Justin Quinn
Publisher Penguin Ireland
Publication date 5 Sep 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781844883011

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