From the author of The Boy in the Moon – an Irish black comedy.
A romantic comedy – of sorts…
Robert has taken a long time to fall in love, and finally, he does so – with Angela. He thinks she’s the angel he’s been waiting for. And she certainly does have angelic qualities, but underneath she’s something else entirely, something Robert can’t quite fathom. Who, or what, is she committed to that takes up so much time? Why can’t she invite him home? Why is she so guarded about her early life growing up in Ireland with the strange Aunts Bridie, Regine and Maisie? And why, exactly, has her Uncle Mikey stayed in the attic for the last fifty years?
Pungent and funny, packed with hilariously grotesque characters. A rare mix of comedy and really fine writing.
Kate O’Riordan is one of most interesting Irish writers around, and has gradually been gaining a substantial readership and reputation.
The Boy in the Moon reached No 2 in Ireland (Angela’s Ashes was No 1). Great review coverage too.
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‘Kate O’Riordan is a very skilled writer whose vivid prose has an elegant subtlety. An acutely interesting writer.’
‘A writer of originality and huge promise.’
‘A terrific storyteller.’
At the V&A Museum, Robert falls for Angela, the angel he's been waiting for all his life. Angela falls for Robert, the man she has 'not' been waiting for all her life. It should be easy…
But why is Robert so afraid to love? And who is the sweet and mysterious Angela, really? Why does she never invite him home? And why, exactly, has her Uncle Mikey been in an attic in Ireland for the last fifty years?
No one is as they seem in this intriguing comedy of errors. With a cast of characters as vividly colourful as the Ark, O'Riordan takes us on a journey of constant twists and turns as Robert and Angela unravel the truth about themselves and one another.
Sparkling with acute observation, full of life and warmth, 'The Angel in the House' is an entrancing novel about the danger of wanting to possess what you can't, wanting to be what you're not – and learning to love what you get.
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