Robbie is a simple man who leads a simple life: he is a husband, a father, and a journalist, living and working in Dublin. However, his carefully crafted life has been interrupted by a phone call from his youngest sister, calling, after years of silence, to say his father is ill, and he should come home . And so Robbie returns to Dromore, Northern Ireland, and to Larkscroft Farm, the place where he grew up and the man he grew up with. In taking care of his father an often angry, and complex man Robbie allows the reader into his past, revealing himself as a child, teenager, and young adult, lost in the often tumultuous world of a dysfunctional family. Such insight is rare and privileged as you begin to see that no-one in Robbie s new life knows anything about his past, not even his wife. My Father s House is a real and often raw account of family relationships. In Robbie and in his family there is a myriad of messy, mixed up people, tentatively sewing up the rips and tears on their way to reconciliation. This is a novel about birthplace, family, regret, and new beginnings."Biografía del autor:
Bethany Dawson is, among other things, a writer. She completed an MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College, Dublin, where she was picked up by her agent and began writing in earnest. When not inspired to write she is drawn to more physical expressions of art in the form of pottery and jewellery making. Her day job is Assistant Editor of The Zimbabwean, an independent newspaper produced in the UK and distributed throughout Zimbabwe. She currently lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland but has spent time living in both Zimbabwe and South Africa. Bethany is married to Sam and is a mother to Finlay George.
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