Scenes of a Graphic Nature (Paperback)Caroline O'Donoghue (author)
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Merging side-splitting observations on millennial friendship and ennui with a blackly comic thriller, Scenes of a Graphic Nature is another gloriously addictive read from one of Ireland's finest contemporary writers.
Waterstones Irish Book of the Month for July 2021
Charlie Regan's life isn't going forward so she's decided to go back...
After a tough few years floundering around the British film industry, experimenting with amateur pornography and watching her father's health rapidly decline, Charlie and her best friend Laura journey to her ancestral home of Clipim, an island off the west coast of Ireland. She knows this could be the last chance to connect with her dad's history before she loses him.
But when the girls arrive, Charlie begins to question both her difficult relationship with Laura and her father's childhood stories. Before long, she's embroiled in a devastating conspiracy that's been sixty years in the making ... and it's up to her to reveal the truth.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm
'Scenes of a Graphic Nature has all the components of a perfect page-turner: beautiful prose, truthful characters, hilarious dialogue and an addictive plot. I loved it' - Dolly Alderton
'A dark yet joyous novel about family and friendship' - Grazia
'Wonderful!!! Scenes of a Graphic Nature had me GRIPPED. About friendship and failure, Ireland and England, love and guilt, cover-ups and brutal honesty. It's really, really, really, REALLY good' - Marian Keyes
'Scenes Of A Graphic Nature is a truly extraordinary novel - I inhaled it. It's thrillingly dark, but so moving and human - it's one of the most intelligent, well observed depictions of lust, loss, envy, betrayal, friendship and love that I've ever read. Charlie is so real, courageous, vulnerable, infuriating and adorable. The book itself mirrors Charlie's experience of Ireland - sometimes it's warm and joyous, sometimes it's hostile and terrifying, but even when you know you're in danger, you want to stay for longer and fall even deeper into the pages' - Daisy Buchanan
'With Scenes Of A Graphic Nature, Caroline O'Donoghue establishes herself as one of the most exciting young Irish writers on the literary scene. Her acerbic wit is matched by her sharp-eyed observations, resulting in a piece of fiction that is dark, gripping, and beautifully written' - Louise O'Neill
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