Books: Meditating on the bittersweet nature of long-ago memories
British-Irish novelist Kit de Waal's novel tells the story of Mona MacNaughton, an Irish immigrant who has made her home in Birmingham as a dollmaker
FICTION: The Trick to Time, By Kit de Waal, Penguin Viking, €14.95
In psychology, the ideas of memory and trauma are intimately linked. Stress, adrenaline and pain can erase memories entirely or, conversely, can set a single moment of agony to repeat in the mind for the rest of the sufferer’s life.
Following her award-winning debut My Name is Leon, British-Irish novelist Kit de Waal builds her second novel upon this...
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