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The Long, Hot Summer

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From the author of Nothing But Blue Sky, longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, 2021

Nine Lives.
Four Generations.
One Family.

The MacEntees are no ordinary family.

Determined to be different to other people, they have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their own personalities. But when a horrifying act of violence befalls television star Alma, a chain of events is set in motion that will leave even the MacEntees struggling to make sense of who they are.

As media storms rage about them and secrets rise to the surface, Deirdre the flamboyant matriarch is planning a birthday party for herself, and with it one final, shocking surprise.

From Kathleen MacMahon, the Number One bestselling author of This is How it Ends, comes this powerful and poignant novel capturing a moment in the life of one family.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 26mm | 262g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 9780751548402
  • 232,556

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Showbiz, politics, sex and death - this gorgeously written story tackles a lot of themes, all brilliantly done Sunday Mirror
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Showbiz, politics, sex and death - this gorgeously written story tackles a lot of themes, all brilliantly done * Sunday Mirror * Breezy, perceptive, light-footed * Metro * The characters are so real that you become part of their lives and tragedies * Sainsbury's Magazine * A book you pray never to finish * Irish Country Magazine * This book romps along at pace that you can't help but get caught up with * Irish Independent *
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About Kathleen MacMahon

Kathleen MacMahon is a former radio and television journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTE. The granddaughter of the distinguished short story writer Mary Lavin, Kathleen lives in Dublin with her husband and twin daughters. This is How it Ends, her first novel, was a No.1 bestseller in Ireland for five consecutive weeks and spent nine weeks in the Top Ten bestseller list.
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542 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 19% (103)
4 42% (226)
3 28% (150)
2 10% (53)
1 2% (10)
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