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Author Aitken, Molly, author.

Title The island child : a novel / Molly Aitken.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.


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 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC AITKEN,M    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC AITKEN,M    Available
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1 copy being processed for PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction.
1 copy ordered for GDL Central Library Fiction on 09-04-2020.
Edition First American edition.
Description 335 pages ; 22cm
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Note "A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Summary "A spellbinding, deeply felt debut novel--haunting and poignant, soaring and gorgeously wrought--about motherhood, freedom, and our own power to shape our destinies. Oona grew up on the island of Inis: a wind-blasted rock off the coast of Ireland where the men went out on fishing boats and the women tended sheep; where the only book was the Bible; and where girls stayed at home until they became mothers themselves. Even as a child, Oona knew she wanted to leave, but she never could have anticipated the tumultuous turn of events that would ultimately compel her to flee. Now, after twenty years--Oona having forged a new life for herself--her daughter vanishes, forcing Oona to face her past in order, finally, to be free of it. Heralding a singularly gifted new voice in fiction, The Island Child is a timeless story of birth and betrayal, storms and shipwrecks and fairy children, and the weight of long-buried secrets"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Girls -- Fiction.
Islands -- Ireland -- Fiction.
Motherhood -- Fiction.
Women -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Women -- Psychology -- Fiction.
Superstition -- Fiction.
Ireland -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Aitken, Molly, The island child New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. 9780525658382 (DLC) 2019044206
ISBN 9780525658375 (hardcover)
0525658378 (hardcover)
9780525658382 (ebook)

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