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Hellfire

(2006)
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One bright summer's morning in 2003 a young woman, Lucy, recently out of jail, sets out on a journey around Dublin, trying to make sense of her troubled life. She tells of the rise and fall, over three generations, of her family, whose businesses were clairvoyance and street-trading, and she recalls the twists and turns that led her into addiction, madness and jail. In particular, she relives her relationship with a charismatic and dangerous young gangster, Nayler, who still haunts her and to whom she addresses her story. Lucy's journey turns into a pilgrimage back to a haunted place and to the worst life of her night. But it may be a pilgrimage that saves her as she finally faces down the ghosts of her past.



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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: HellFire: A Novel
Author(s): Mia Gallagher
ISBN: 1-84488-080-X / 978-1-84488-080-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: HellFire: A Novel
Author(s): Mia Gallagher
ISBN: 1-84488-081-8 / 978-1-84488-081-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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May 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: HellFire: A Novel
Author(s): Mia Gallagher
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA