Intriguing, moving and often darkly funny, this is an impressive debut novel.' - GOODREADS Raw, poignant, wry and uplifting - this is a beautiful story exceptionally well told.' - NETGALLEY Grab your copy today.
Author: Oliver Sands
Publisher: deGrevilo Publishing
Breeda Looney tells herself she's happy with her simple life in a remote Irish fishing village. Sure, there are days she talks to no one but the cat, her panic attacks have become public spectacles, and crabby Aunt Nora considers her a total waste of skin. But Breeda is about to stumble upon an old family secret never meant to see the light of day. Her beloved father, said to have died when Breeda was a child, might actually still be alive. A lifetime of lies will force Breeda to revisit the darkest corners of her past if she’s to ever bring home her long-lost daddy. But secrets rarely exist alone. And as Breeda digs deeper into the family dirt she realizes she’s barely scratched the surface… Breeda Looney steps forth. But what on earth is she about to discover? Heartfelt, compelling and often darkly funny, Breeda Looney Steps Forth follows one woman's quest to find her truth and, ultimately, her place in the world. With a cast of colorful characters, and brimming with surprisingly tender moments, Breeda Looney will stay in your heart long after the final pages... Grab your copy now. -- PRAISE FOR BREEDA LOONEY STEPS FORTH -- 'Set in modern Ireland and steeped in the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, this story is told with passionate and lyrical grace.' - GOODREADS '[Oliver Sands'] lyrical prose consistently impresses... this is a worthy page-turner.' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'The perfect book for a Sunday afternoon read by the fire.' - READERS' FAVORITE 'Hilarious at times but ultimately totally heartwarming, Breeda Looney Steps Forth is an outstanding debut.' - THE BOOK MAGNET 'This is a real surprise. A beautifully crafted book with a large touch of the Irish.' - NETGALLEY 'A tale of grief and guilt, secrets and lies, betrayal and shame. Intriguing, moving and often darkly funny, this is an impressive debut novel.' - GOODREADS Raw, poignant, wry and uplifting - this is a beautiful story exceptionally well told.' - NETGALLEY Grab your copy today. RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF ... The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O'Donoghue, Home Stretch by Graham Norton, Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan, When All Is Said by Anne Griffin, The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, A Man Called Ove or Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright by Beth Miller, Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume, Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart, Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood, Sassafras by Trish Heald, Twenty by Debra Landwehr Engle, Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner TOPICS: British & Irish, Small town & rural fiction, Family sagas, Contemporary Women, Women's Literary Fiction, Irish Authors, Humourous Literary Fiction, British & Irish Humour & Satire, Women's Action & Adventure, Women's Psychological Fiction, Humorous Dark Comedy, Female Friendships, Family Life, Uplit, Book Club Fiction, Summer Reads, Feel Good Fiction, Beach Reads, Holiday Reads, Irish Fiction, Ireland, London Irish