The Beauty of Impossible Things

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by Rachel Donohue

This perfect slice of Summer Gothic is a darkly beguiling coming-of-age tale, threaded with fading seaside glamour and simmering heat, from the Irish Times bestselling author of The Temple House Vanishing.

The Beauty of Impossible Things

Foresight is not always a gift…

The summer Natasha Rothwell turns fifteen, strange dancing lights appear in the sky above her small town, lights that she interprets as portents of doom.

Natasha leads a sheltered life with her beautiful, bohemian mother in a crumbling house by the sea. As news of the lights spreads, more and more visitors arrive in the town, creating a feverish atmosphere of anticipation and dread. And the arrival of a new lodger, the handsome Mr Bowen, threatens to upset the delicate equilibrium between mother and daughter.

Then Natasha’s fears seem to be realized when a local teenager goes missing, and she is called on to help. But her actions over that long, hot summer will have unforeseen and ultimately tragic consequences that will cast a shadow for many years to come…

About the Author

Rachel Donohue lives in Dublin, Ireland, where she works in communication and media relations. In 2017 she won the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award for her short fiction.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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