About this book
Paperback edition of Doyle's latest book which follows the fortunes of Paula Spencer, a working-class, alcoholic, battered woman in her thirties. "Mr Doyle has made his own the gritty world of modern Dublin, violent, generous-hearted, meanspirited and fed by dreams" "New York Times Book Review". *Also appeared in April Buyer's Notes*
The story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem. Paula Spencer recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo, and the marriage to him that left her powerless.