A story of love and conflict set in
Ireland and Colombia.
When Laura was just a teenager, her mother killed herself. She has lived with the mystery of why for ten years.
Miguel is a Colombian lawyer investigating a bombing that took place at the end of the Northern Irish Troubles, only days after her mother’s death.
Miguel’s appearance in Laura’s life initially gives her hope for a brighter future. Yet when he starts asking questions about her mother and the circumstances surrounding her death, their relationship begins to unravel.
Finally, Laura is forced to delve into her family’s history in search of answers of her own.
Essays and true tales inspired by Colombia and Gabriel García Márquez.
In Bogotá, a Spanish humanitarian worker attends a funeral without a body, as a storm of yellow butterflies swirls outside. In the jungle, an English anthropologist finds a tiny peace community fighting to preserve their way of life. And, somewhere in the Andes, an Australian coffee farmer confronts a guava-throwing witch in his tree.
This collection brings together 26 personal essays by writers from across the world, all of whom have lived in Gabriel García Márquez’s homeland. For some, his words are the key to unlocking the enigma of Colombia. For others, living in the land of magic realism brings them a new understanding of his works.
With magical rain, young lovers, grumpy old men, ghosts, conflict, politics, heartache, music, madness and more, these non-fiction stories are at once both singularly Colombian and universal in theme.
Loss is woven into the fabric of motherhood...
Belfast, December 1993, a baby girl goes missing. Everyone, including her teenage father, believes she has been kidnapped. Two women know different.
New Yorker Janet O’Connell now has the family she’s been longing for. Seventeen-year-old Emma McCourt has a plan to escape her troubled past. And the two women never expect to see one another again.
In a story spanning three decades, from a crime-ridden eighties Manhattan, to the final dark days of the Northern Irish Troubles, to suburban New York and modern day Belfast, we learn just how far each woman will go to protect the lives they have made for themselves.