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Ghost moth / Michèle Forbes.

By: Forbes, Michèle.
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2013Description: 240 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780297870456; 9781934137604; 193413760X.Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Belfast (Northern Ireland) -- FictionGenre/Form: Political fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: As tensions rise between the Catholic Republicans and the Protestant Loyalists in 1969 Belfast, Katherine, a former actress who is gravely ill, and George, a firefighter, keep secrets from each other in order to save their marriage.
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Northern Ireland, 1949. Katherine must choose between George Bedford - solid, reliable, devoted George - and Tom McKinley, who makes her feel alive. The reverberations of that summer - of the passions that were spilled, the lies that were told and the bargains that were made - still clamour to be heard in 1969. Northern Ireland has become a tinderbox but tragedy also lurks closer to home. As Katherine and George struggle to save their marriage and silence the ghosts of the past, their family and city stand on the brink of collapse.

As tensions rise between the Catholic Republicans and the Protestant Loyalists in 1969 Belfast, Katherine, a former actress who is gravely ill, and George, a firefighter, keep secrets from each other in order to save their marriage.

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It's August 1969, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the heat and sectarian violence are oppressive. Catholic couple Katherine and George Bedford are living in a staid Protestant neighborhood and struggling to preserve their fragile marriage. As shootings and bombings tear apart the city, George and Katherine are brought back together. Meanwhile, their four children must absorb the various pressures shaping their existence. By the novel's end, all the Bedfords are at once haunted and affirmed by the past, especially middle daughter Elsa, who most fully senses the possibilities in the liminal spaces between land and sea, past and present, and life and death. VERDICT Belfast-born Forbes debuts a gemlike novel. Rare and luminescent, her storytelling is deliberate in its unfolding. Readers will marvel at the subtle embroidering of folk stories such as the Selkie wife and Briar Rose into the Bedfords's narrative. Fans of Anne Enright's fiction will admire a similar brilliance in this work.-John G. Matthews, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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