A Ghost in the Throat

A Ghost in the Throat

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Synopsis

A true original. In this stunningly unusual prose debut, Doireann Ni Ghriofa sculpts essay and autofiction to explore inner life and the deep connection felt between two writers centuries apart. In the 1700s, an Irish noblewoman, on discovering her husband has been murdered, drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary poem. In the present day, a young mother narrowly avoids tragedy. On encountering the poem, she becomes obsessed with its parallels with her own life, and sets out to track down the rest of the story. A devastating and timeless tale about one woman freeing her voice by reaching into the past and finding another's.

Book information

ISBN: 9781916434264
Publisher: Tramp Press
Imprint: Tramp Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 828.9207
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 468
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 322g
Height: 127mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 19mm