Sis Cotter has lived her whole life in a small house by her beloved beach. Here, she grew up, reared her family, and buried her husband. Now her children are far away and, in three days, her house will be taken from her. Next door, Lydia has withdrawn from her husband, her friends, her life. She watches the sea as her own private penance for a wrong she can never put right. Peter’s best friend is dying, and his long-time foster mother is slowly forgetting who he is. Adrift without his two anchors, and struggling with the ethics of displacing people for a living, he looks for something to remind him of who he is and who he wants to be.
‘Winter People is a beautifully written novel about three vulnerable, endearing characters whose lives intertwine in the bleak, alluring winter of West Cork. There is a gentleness and depth here that is engrossing.’ Anne Griffin
‘Gráinne Murphy has crafted a stunning and profoundly moving piece of work, one that deserves a broad and enthusiastic readership. It’s a book that won’t be easily forgotten.’ Billy O’Callaghan
Gráinne Murphy grew up in rural west Cork, Ireland. At university she studied Applied Psychology and forensic research. In 2011 she moved with her family to Brussels for 5 years....Read More
Denyse Woods is an Irish writer, based in Cork. She is the author of six novels, including bestseller The Catalpa Tree (Penguin Ireland) and the critically-acclaimed Overnight to Innsbruck (Lilliput Press) and Of Sea and...Read More
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