The Past

A Novel
Product Number: EB00647829
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593764975
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
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Description

On June 1st, 1914, Una O'Shaughnessy sends a postcard home from a Cornish seaside town. Back in two weeks, she promises. But seven months later, she still has not returned to Ireland, and she sends another postcard, this one signed Una, Michael, Rene (!). The Past is the story of Rene, this unexpected child, as told by her own child as he searches for the truth about his parents' mysterious and romantic history. Through the reminiscences of his mother's friend, the pieces of the past begin to fit together into a delicate mosaic of the truth. What really happened in that seaside town? Why does the past seem to hold so many secrets? Set over twenty-five years, travelling from Cornwall to Dublin and the Irish Provinces, The Past is a beautiful novel of love and longing, created by one of the preeminent artists of our time.

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Author(s): Neil Jordan
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2013

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