Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan (Paperback)

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Gilligan brilliantly weaves together three seemingly disparate lives into a rich tapestry that blends the past and present. At the beginning of the twentieth century, a Lithuanian family immigrating west mistakenly disembarks in Ireland. A young boy in 1950s Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with an older gentlemen who is obsessed with recounting the stories of his youth. And in present day London a young romance is fraught with religious tension. I won't soon forget these rich characters, the fascinating glimpse of a rarely told Irish history, nor the haunting feeling that the past is never really truly behind us.

— Erin

Product Details
ISBN: 9781941040492
ISBN-10: 1941040497
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: January 24th, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English