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Author: O'Donoghue, Caroline
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Classification: F
Publisher: Virago, 2020
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780349009940
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After a tough few years floundering around the British film industry, experimenting with amateur pornography and watching her father's health rapidly decline, Charlie and her best friend Laura journey to her ancestral home of Clipim, an island off the west coast of Ireland. Knowing this could be the last chance to connect with her dad's history before she loses him, Charlie clings to the idea of her Irish roots offering some kind of solace. But she'll find out her heritage is about more than cliches and clover-foamed Guinness. When the girls arrive at Clipim, Charlie begins to question both her difficult relationship with Laura and her father's childhood stories. With a sharp eye and sour tongue, O'Donoghue delivers a contemporary fable of prodigal return. Blisteringly honest, funny and moving, it grapples with love, friendship and the struggle of second-generation immigrants trying to belong.
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