Prize winning author Deirdre Quiery writes from experience in creating this compelling novel of family loyalties, love, faith and murder set against the backdrop of the Troubles of Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland, 1972. On the Crumlin Road, Belfast, the violent sectarian Troubles have forced Tom Martin to take drastic measures to protect his family. Across the divide William McManus pursues his own particular bloody code, murdering for a cause. Yet both men have underestimated the power of love and an individual’s belief in right and wrong, a belief that will shake the lives of both families with a greater impact than any bomb blast.
This is a compelling, challenging story of conflict between and within families – driven by religion, belief, loyalty and love. In a world deeply riven by division, how can any individual transcend the seemingly inevitable violence of their very existence?
- Author is the winner of the Alexander Imich Prize in the US for writing about Exceptional Human Experiences, and the Birmingham Trophy Prize in the UK.
- Deirdre was born and brought up on Belfast’s Falls Road
Based in Mallorca where she runs Seven Rocks Consulting, a leadership development consultancy she founded with her husband, Deirdre Quiery brings her vast experience of emotional intelligence and mindfulness to bear in her creative endeavours. An accomplished painter as well as writer, Deirdre takes inspiration from experience, particularly with Eden Burning as she was born and brought up on Belfast’s notorious Falls Road. Deirdre has not only painted with Argentinian artist Carlos Gonzalez in Palma and Natalia Spitale in Sóller, she is also a winner of the Alexander Imich Prize in the US for writing about Exceptional Human Experiences, and the Birmingham Trophy Prize in the UK.
PUB DATE: 6 July 2015
PUBLISHER: Urbane Publications
EXTENT: 288 Pages
DIMENSIONS: B format paperback
CATEGORY: Contemporary fiction
BIC CODE: FA/FV