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Just out on Friday, according to the Weekend Times "A heartbreakingly good debut", a tale of a love-triangle connecting Dublin and London finds new things to say about heartache and grown-ups.  "Fannin proves the eficacy of fiction as a medium for truth - and in doing so, exceeds all expectation".  Recommended

 

Here's more about what the others say:

This is heartache for grown ups. The Weight of Love pulls you in and does not let go.' ANNE ENRIGHT

'Beautiful and painful, exquisitely written, shot through with nostalgia for our earlier selves.' MARIAN KEYES

London, 1996. Robin and Ruth meet in the staff room of an East London school. Robin, desperate for a real connection, instantly falls in love. Ruth, recently bereaved and fragile, is tentative.

When Robin introduces Ruth to his childhood friend, Joseph, a tortured and talented artist, their attraction is instant. Powerless, Robin watches on as the girl he loves and his best friend begin a passionate and turbulent affair.

Dublin 2017. Robin and Ruth are married and have a son, Sid, who is about to emigrate to Berlin. Theirs is a marriage haunted by the ghost of Joseph and as the distance between them grows, Robin makes a choice that could have potentially devastating consequences.

 

The Weight of Love by Hilary Fannin

€15.99Price