Ghost Light

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Dublin 1907, a city of whispered rumours. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man. Rebellious and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a girl of the inner city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. She has dozens of admirers but in the backstage of her life there is a secret.

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A powerful and deeply moving masterpiece about love, partings and reconciliation from the international bestselling author of Star of the Sea

‘A virtuoso display of literary talent…brimming with sympathy and skill’ Irish Times

Dublin, 1907. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works.

Outspoken and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a Catholic girl from the slums of Dublin, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled genius, whose life is hampered by convention and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives. Their affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is quarrelsome, affectionate and tender.

Many years later, Molly, now a poverty-stricken old woman, makes her way through London’s bomb-scarred city streets, alone but for a snowdrift of memories. Her once dazzling career has faded but her unquenchable passion for life has kept her afloat.

‘Masterful in its management of re-imagined lives and the time they inhabit’ Financial Times

Additional information

Weight 0.191 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

vii, 246

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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