The Home Scar

by Kathleen MacMahon


The deft and thought-provoking new novel from the Women's Prize-longlisted author of Nothing But Blue Sky

On opposite sides of the world, half-siblings Cassie and Christo have built their lives around work, intent on ignoring their painful past.

When a dramatic storm in Galway hits the headlines, they're drawn back there to revisit a glorious childhood summer, the last before their mother died. But their journey uncovers memories of a far less happy summer - one that had tragic consequences. Confronted with the havoc their mother left in her wake, Cassie and Christo are forced to face their past and - ready or not - to deal with the messy tangle of parental love and neglect that shaped them.

The Home Scar is a luminous and precise story about the inheritance of loss and the possibility of finally making peace with it.

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 336 Pages
Imprint: Penguin Ireland
Published: May 2023
ISBN: 9781844885992

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