A story of unexpected, life-changing love, set in the autumn of 2008.
Ireland. Family secrets. Laughter. Tragedy. Lehman Brothers. Obama's election. Swimming. Dogs. Big beaches. Loneliness. Addie and Bruno.
A story of unexpected, life-changing love.
About the Author
Kathleen MacMahon is an award-winning television journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTE, where she reports on the major international stories. The grand-daughter of the distinguished short story writer Mary Lavin, Kathleen lives in Dublin with her husband and twin daughters. THIS IS HOW IT ENDS is her first novel.
When you have long forgotten many other fictional lovers, there is something about Addie and Bruno, their past and their world, that will not go away - Maeve BinchyAn exceptional novel . . . It is truly a story for our time. This is How it Ends signals the belated arrival of a new Irish commercial writer with an extraordinary gift and a voice that is entirely her own - Irish IndependentKathleen MacMahon's prose could not appear more effortless or beautiful . . . The twist in this tale is utterly unexpected and satisfyingly unpredictable . . . A bittersweet, engaging novel that will no doubt become a book-club darling - Sunday IndependentA tender love story. A book about love, family, children and that glorious sense of being alive - Irish ExaminerThe beginning of bank protests, alongside the American election and how crucial it seemed, send a tremor through the narrative - Sunday TimesThis wonderful new author is a force to be reckoned with - Dubray BooksA tender love story - RTE GuideIt's impossible to look away from this love story. Addie may be struggling when we meet her . . . but she's cool and funny and she carries this novel with the charisma of a classic heroine. It will leave you a weeping mess just as Em and Dex's story did. It will also leave you feeling utterly bereft to no longer be in its company - Observer
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 29th May 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1