Tuesday January 28, 2020

When a secret affair opens up a heart of darkness

While the hype around Louise O'Neill's novel is currently at fever pitch

11th March, 2018
Louise O’Neill: making her first foray beyond the young adult market Pic: Feargal Ward

Fiction: Almost Love, By Louise O'Neill, Riverrun, €17.95

‘Love is supposed to hurt, isn't it?" This line – a question, a statement and a provocation – arrives as part of the promotional blurb for Louise O'Neill's third novel, Almost Love, her first aimed at the adult market, in the wake of her novels Asking For It and Only Ever Yours. The plot follows Sarah, a 24-year-old teacher and frustrated artist, throughout her affair...

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