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Foolish Mortals

  • Author
    • Jennifer Johnston
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All families are complicated, but some are more complicated than others. And Christmas can only make matters worse.

After Ciara's estranged father is nearly killed by his second wife in a car accident - or was it an accident? - Ciara begins, gingerly, to reenter his life. As her troubled family gather for the holidays, is it too much to hope that they begin to find peace at last? Of course it is.

With cross-dressing twins, new loves and an unpredicatably monstrous matriarch, Christmas was never going to be easy. But it proves both more disastrous and happier than any of them could have guessed.
  • Published: Nov 13 2008
  • Pages: 320
  • 198 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9780755330539

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Press Reviews

  • Sunday Telegraph
    'A complex, wry domestic drama; a writer of the highest order'
  • Daily Mail
    'The writing is witty and subtly nuanced and the book is as much about the new Ireland - modern, forward-looking, practical and tolerant - as about the individual characters'
  • Time Out - Book of the Week
    'Johnston is one of the most revered Irish writers, and this, her fifteenth novel, makes us understand why. Her style is simple and colloquial...there are no literary pretensions: story and characters take priority...Foolish Mortals is essentially an uplifting read'
  • Daily Mail
    Her writing is a joy: dialogue snaps with life while Johnston's distinctive prose is at once supremely comfortable and delightfully brisk