Gretta Mulrooney Araby

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A funny and intensely moving portrait of childhood, death and a man's relationship with his larger-than-life mother.This poignant, witty, warm-hearted yet unsentimental novel charts the turbulent relationship of a mother and son.As a young boy, Rory Keenan finds his mother bewilderingly and embarrassingly eccentric as his childhood is punctuated by hilarious, cringe-making episodes caused entirely by her unpredictable behaviour and bizarre habits and exploits. Kitty has a huge appetite - for food, for mysterious imaginary illnesses and for strange hobbies. Her irrepressible, opinionated nature ensures that she (and against his will, Rory too) is the centre of any attention to be had.At the end of Kitty's life, Rory, now a grown man, begins to come to terms with his confused feelings for Kitty - he loves her devotedly, but nevertheless her cussedness still infuriates him. As memories and secrets from his family's stormy past in Ireland and London echo through the tragedy of her final, very real illness we are given an outstandingly vivid and compassionate vision of life, love and death.

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Gretta Mulrooney was born in London in 1952. She took a degree in English at the University of Ulster and lived for a few years in Dublin, before returning to England to teach and take up social work. She has previously written short stories and children's fiction.

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`I loved it. It's such a sweet story, without being in the least sentimental. There are moments when the reader is absolutely there, so acute is this novelist's ear and eye.'MARGARET FORSTER`Wonderful!'MAEVE BINCHY

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