The Translation of the Bones (Hardback)
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The Translation of the Bones (Hardback)

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Reality or delusion? Fantasy or fact? When word gets out that Mary-Margaret O'Reilly, a slow-witted but apparently harmless young woman, may have been witness to a miracle, religious mania descends on the Church of the Sacred Heart in Battersea. The consequences will be profound, not only for Mary-Margaret but for others too - Father Diamond, the parish priest, who is in the midst of his own crisis of faith, and Stella Morrison, adrift in her marriage and aching for her ten-year old son, away at boarding school. In the same parish Alice Armitage counts the days until her soldier son comes home from Afghanistan, and Mary-Margaret's mother, Fidelma, imprisoned in a tower block, stares out over London with nothing but her thoughts for company. Remembering her early childhood by the sea in Ireland, the bleak institution she was sent to and the boy she loved, she hungers for consoling touch. In the meantime Mary-Margaret's quest grows increasingly desperate. But no one is prepared for the shocking outcome that ensues. The Translation of the Bones is a searingly powerful novel about passion and isolation, about the nature of belief, about love and motherhood and a search for truth.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780297865087
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 23 mm

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“Fantastic novel!”

Excellent book! Would make for fantastic holiday reading.
I found this particular book very easy to read and yet it explores some interesting, complex and inter-related themes - family relationships, particularly... More

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“Passionate & thought-provoking”

The Translation of the Bones is wonderfully written – a fresh new novel to shake the cobwebs off and introduce readers to something a bit different.

The style for one thing, is genius. No chapters, no dialogue tags... More

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“The Translation of the Bones”

When I read the synopsis I was immediately intrigued and the book certainly delivers when it comes to the shocking act. Though not quite in the way I thought it was going too, which is great! I love it when an author... More

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