The Nature of Water and Air

The Nature of Water and Air

A Novel

Book - 2001
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"My mother was never easy in the world of houses. She was a tinker, a traveler girl who had married a wealthy man. Her name was Agatha Sheehy....There are silences all around my mother's story."
So begins The Nature of Water and Air, set on a patch of Irish coast where, amid a flurry of whispers, we meet Agatha's only surviving daughter, Clodagh. Determined to secure her mother's elusive love and the truth about her, Clodagh is swept into a relationship with a handsome, isolated man. He brings her to the heart of her mother's story, where she must confront the questions "Does a truth change love?" and "What madness will come from chasing a secret?"
Powerfully sensitive, this startling debut novel about forbidden love will place Regina McBride among our most celebrated novelists.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, c2001
ISBN: 9780743203234
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 18, 2017

I could not put this down! So beautifully written.


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