Snowflake

 15.00

by Louise Nealon

Nervous System is fast, uncompromising and shimmering with intelligence’ Sarah Moss, author of Summerwater

‘Meruane is one of the one or two greats in the new generation of Chilean writers who promise to have it all’ Roberto Bolaño

Snowflake

Eighteen-year-old Debbie White lives on a dairy farm with her mother, Maeve, and her uncle, Billy. Billy sleeps out in a caravan in the garden with a bottle of whiskey and the stars overhead for company. Maeve spends her days recording her dreams, which she believes to be prophecies.

This world is Debbie’s normal, but she is about to step into life as a student at Trinity College in Dublin. As she navigates between sophisticated new friends and the family bubble, things begin to unravel. Maeve’s eccentricity tilts into something darker, while Billy’s drinking gets worse. Debbie struggles to cope with the weirdest, most difficult parts of herself, her family and her small life. But the fierce love of the White family is never in doubt, and Debbie discovers that even the oddest of families are places of safety.

About the Author

Louise Nealon studied English literature at Trinity College Dublin, and then completed a masters in creative writing at Queen’s University Belfast in 2016. She lives on her family farm in County Kildare.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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