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IRISH INDEPENDENT: "Ross has ... ingeniously knitted a complex tale of betrayal, revenge, suspense, murder mystery -- and surprise. One key event pounced on this cynical novel-reader utterly without warning. This is no mass-produced chick-lit. Wild, gamey... John McGahern meets Maeve Binchy."

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The mother-daughter relationship is one of the most fascinating, complex and under-explored relationships in fiction. There are, it is true, a lot of novel about daughters rebelling against a strict and difficult mother but that is only one side of what is, always, a double-barrelled story.

The Irish novelist, Edna O'Brien once said: "If you want to know what I regard as the principal crux of female despair, it is this: in the Greek myth of Oedipus and in Freud's exploration of it, the son's desire for his mother is admitted. The infant daughter also desires her mother but it is unthinkable, either in myth, in fantasy, or in fact, that that desire can be consummated."

Star would think that a lot of tosh, motherless Mercy would be puzzled, but I agree.

What comes between Mercy and Star is a man. Actually, two men. The women are so focussed on Martin, the father, and Zach, the lover, that they fail to see each other. It was my hope, in writing their story, that it might help us all to look more closely at our own mothers and daughters.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1061 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Font Publications (13 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RJXN7S
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #541,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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