The Past: A Novel

The Past: A Novel


On June 1st, 1914, Una O’Shaughnessy sends a postcard domestic from a Cornish seashore city. Back in weeks, she delivers. yet seven months later, she nonetheless has no longer again to eire, and he or she sends one other postcard, this one signed Una, Michael, Rene (!).

The Past is the tale of Rene, this unforeseen baby, as instructed via her personal baby as he searches for the reality approximately his mom and dad’ mysterious and romantic background. during the recollections of his mother's pal, the items of the prior start to healthy jointly right into a gentle mosaic of the reality. What particularly occurred in that beach city? Why does the previous appear to carry such a lot of secrets and techniques?

Set over twenty-five years, vacationing from Cornwall to Dublin and the Irish Provinces, The Past is a gorgeous novel of affection and longing, created by means of one of many preeminent artists of our time.

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