Ordinary Human Failings

Ordinary Human Failings

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 13/07/2023
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Ordinary Human Failings
An understated, well-observed, beautifully-written novel from the author of ACTS OF DESPERATION
When a small child (Mia) is found dead on a housing estate in England, everyone assumes it must be 10-year-old Lucy, the youngest member of the no-good Iri... READ MORE
Martha
Ordinary Human Failings
Dark, gritty and superbly written!
"There is no secret, Tom, or else there are hundreds of them, and none of them interesting enough for you. The secret is that we're a family, we're just an... READ MORE
Victoria Justice

Synopsis

Through different points of view, Megan Nolan guides us through the stories linked to a brutal murder in 90s London, with tenderness and brutal honesty she brought us a poignant story of secrets, family and human failings.

Synopsis

When we look beyond the headlines, everyone has a story to tell. It's 1990 in London and Tom Hargreaves has it all: a burgeoning career as a reporter, fierce ambition and a brisk disregard for the 'peasants' - ordinary people, his readers, easy tabloid fodder. His star looks set to rise when he stumbles across a scoop: a dead child on a London estate, grieving parents loved across the neighbourhood, and the finger of suspicion pointing at one reclusive family of Irish immigrants and 'bad apples': the Greens. At their heart sits Carmel: beautiful, other-worldly, broken, and once destined for a future beyond her circumstances until life - and love - got in her way. Crushed by failure and surrounded by disappointment, there's nowhere for her to go and no chance of escape. Now, with the police closing in on a suspect and the tabloids hunting their monster, she must confront the secrets and silences that have trapped her family for so many generations.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787332508
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 336g
  • Dimensions: 224 x 142 x 22 mm

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Ordinary Human Failings
Not an ordinary novel..
‘Acts of Desperation’ was one of my favourite debut novels. With this second novel Nolan shows us just what a diverse and accomplished writer she is. ‘Or... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
Ordinary Human Failings
Instant modern classic, the novel is ALIVE
“Instead she suspected that Eloise was in far worse pain than had ever been known, suffering in the recesses of a privacy so total that it was almost evil.... READ MORE
Juliano Zaffino
Ordinary Human Failings
Excellent read
Ordinary Human Failings by Meghan Nolan is an intense, introspective view of an Irish family that find themselves living in London following a family crisi... READ MORE
Ciaran McLarnon