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Paperback writers

Unravelling Oliver

9th May, 2015

By Liz Nugent

Penguin, €9.50

Liz Nugent’s debut novel grabs the reader’s attention from the first line and holds it until the last, introducing the reader to the eponymous Oliver just as his veneer of perfection cracks. Oliver is an award-winning children’s author whose books are illustrated by his wife, Alice. However, Nugent’s story begins on the evening that he beats his wife into a coma. From here, Nugent turns back the clock, drip-feeding Oliver’s...

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