W&N Literary Fiction Hb / ETPb March £14.99 / £13.99 320pp 978 1 474 60467 3 / 978 1 474 60468 0 ebook: £14.99 / 978 1 474 60470 3 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16789 1 / 9 hours
‘beautifully written and crafted – Ghost Moth stayed with me for a long time after I’d finished reading the final, sad, wonderful page’ – Roddy Doyle
MICHèLE FORbES Edith & Oliver
From the author of Ghost Moth, one of the most acclaimed debuts of 2014, a stunning second novel that will put Forbes in the league of Colm Toíbín, anne Enright and sebastian Barry.
Edith was born into a different world. but her rebellious nature brought her to the seedy glamour of the music hall, where she plays the piano by night.
Oliver is an illusionist of moderate repute. but he is a man of ambition. He wants to tour the world, to pioneer ground-breaking illusions.
History and fate have other ideas.
When Edith and Oliver meet they fall headlong in love. but their children arrive as the world begins to change, as cinemas crowd the high street and the draw of the music hall wanes.
What follows is a struggle: against the entropy of marriage, against the march of time, and against Oliver’s flaws – flaws which may cost them everything.
Ghost Moth was:
• acclaimed by three Booker Prize winners • selected for the Observer’s seven debuts of
2014 (alongside The Miniaturist and Elizabeth is Missing) • shortlisted for Newcomer of the year at the irish Book awards • selected for waterstones Book Club • Featured on BBC radio 2 simon Mayo’s
born in belfast, Northern Ireland, Michèle Forbes is an award-winning theatre, television and film actress.
Location: Dalkey, Dublin Available for interview micheleforbesauthor.com bit.ly/29imlJB T: @mforbesauthor
W&N Fiction • March 2017