Kerry author and journalist, Breda Joy will recreate the magic of the first moon landing at a reading of her novel, ‘Eat the Moon’, at Newcastle West Library this Thursday, November 15, at 8pm, and at Killarney Library on Thursday, November 22 at 6.30pm.
The giant steps of 1969’s Apollo 11 moon landing echo throughout the new novel in which a rural Irish family is shattered by a blind act of fate.
The novel examines a voyage away from the familiar for one family caught up in the reflected magic of the space race, and traces their journey back from the dark side of the moon.
On Recommended Books List
The journal, ‘Books Ireland’, has included ‘Eat the Moon’ on its list of recommended books for Christmas.
“I just love the language in this book,” Reviewer Dave Lordan said on RTE’s Arena.
“This is an unsentimental book. It’s also an uncynical book which is quite unusual and unfashionable and fair play to her for that. Really enjoyed it, really recommend it.”
Published by Poolbeg Press, ‘Eat the Moon’ sells at €14.99.
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