The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually

Author(s): Helen Cullen

Contemporary Fiction

'I devoured this, falling in love with the setting and with every character - and when I reached the end, I wept. It is just glorious. A sweeping family safe and, at the same time, a close-up on the everyday beautiful details that make up love' Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths
When we met we were such untethered spirits floating through the world, as if one of us might drift away if we didn't hold hands tightly. We were imperfect people, who fitted perfectly together.
On an island off the west coast of Ireland, the Moone family gather, only to be shattered by tragedy. Murtagh Moone is a potter and devoted husband to Maeve, an actor struggling with her most challenging role yet as mother to their four children. Now Murtagh must hold his family close as we bear witness to their story before that night.
We return to the day Maeve and Murtagh meet, outside Trinity College in Dublin, and watch how one love story gives rise to another. As the Moone children learn who their parents truly are, we journey onwards with them to a future that none of the Moones could predict.
Except perhaps Maeve herself.
The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually is a celebration of the complex, flawed and stubbornly optimistic human heart. PRAISE FOR THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF SHORTLISTED FOR NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2018
'This life-affirming book will draw you in and keep you there' Independent
'Delightful' Sunday Times
'Enchanting, intriguing, deeply moving' Irish Times
'Captivates. Honest yet lyrical, Cullen's characters are drawn with sympathy. Lose yourself' The Scotsman

$37.00(NZD)


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780718189211
  • : penguin random house
  • : Michael Joseph
  • : August 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen Cullen
  • : Paperback
  • : 432