Love and loss in a time of tumult
Ghost Moth by Michèle Forbes. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €16.35. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.
Ghost Moth opens with an encounter between a woman and a seal. Katherine Bedford is swimming in the sea when the creature appears up close, transfixing her. Her husband, George, pulls her to safety, but he hasn't noticed the seal.
This tension between what is seen and unseen recurs throughout Michèle Forbes's debut novel. As well as the tangible realities of family life - the washing, clutter and tears - Forbes is interested in things...
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