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- Description'Opens Vanessa Ronan's literary career the way dynamite opens a safe ...beautiful and invigoratingly shocking' Joseph O'Conr, Irish Times 'Vivid storytelling...makes your fingers tremble when you turn the pages. The terror and the pity of it will stay with you for a long time.' Sunday Times 'Shades of In Cold Blood and Truman Capote, shades of Harper Lee ...it's very tense and there's constant mystery hovering over every turn of the page.' Ryan Tubridy, RTE Radio One 'Phemenally atmospheric ...beautifully written and very very gripping' Marian Keyes 'A powerful, formidable debut. Vanessa is a natural storyteller and what a gripping, dark, compelling story this is.' Donal Ryan 'Beautifully crafted and dark family drama - 4 STARS' Heat 'Written with poetry and vision. With a blistering ending that leaves you racing to its conclusion ...an exciting new talent.' Stylist 'Extraordinarily accomplished ...full of dark tension ...compelling' Examiner 'Ronan's writing is refreshing, vivid and full of suspense ...it's exciting to come across such a great new talent' RTE Guide 'A tense, atmospheric, intriguing read' Liz Nugent She can forgive. They can't forget. After ten years in the Huntsville State Penitentiary, Jasper Curtis returns home to live with his sister and her two daughters. Lizzie does t kw who she's letting into her home: the brother she grew up loving or the monster he became. Teenage Katie distrusts this strange man in their home but eleven-year-old Joanne is just intrigued by her new uncle. Jasper says he's all done with trouble, but in a forgotten prairie town that kws forgiveness, it does t take long for trouble to arrive at their door ...
- Author BiographyVanessa Ronan was born in Houston and in her 28 years she has lived in Texas and Mexico (where she was home-schooled by her literature teacher parents), New York (where she trained as a dancer), Edinburgh (where she completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh) and Dublin (where she now lives with her Irish husband). The Last Days of Summer is her first novel.
- Author(s)Vanessa Ronan
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication05/05/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationIreland
- ImprintPenguin Ireland
- Weight524 g
- Width157 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine30 mm
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