A Swift Pure Cry

Description

Ireland 1984. After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a naive young priest, and most importantly, her developing relationship with childhood friend, Declan, who is charming, eloquent, and persuasive. But when Declan suddenly leaves Ireland to seek his fortune in America, Shell finds herself pregnant and the center of a scandal that rocks the small community in which she lives, with repercussions across the whole country. The lives of those immediately around her will never be the same again. This is a story of love and loss, religious belief and spirituality--it will move the hearts of any who read it. From the Hardcover edition.

Details

Author(s)
Siobhan Dowd
Format
Paperback | 309 pages
Dimensions
135 x 203 x 19mm | 249g
Publication date
09 Sep 2008
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Random House Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0440422183
ISBN13
9780440422181
Bestsellers rank
158,322