After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a naive young priest, and most importantly, her developing relationship with childhood friend, Declan, charming, eloquent and persuasive. But when Declan suddenly leaves Ireland to seek his fortune in America, Shell finds herself pregnant and the centre of a scandal that rocks the small community in which she lives, with repercussions across the whole country. The lives of those immediately around her will never be the same again.She stripped off the school dress in front of the cabinet mirror and examined the bra, craning over her shoulder to see the crisscross at the back. The mirror was too high, so she crept into Dada#39;s room and played the Eternity game. This was aanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Swift Pure Cry|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2015-07-30|