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The Translation of the Bones

(2011)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Reality or delusion? Fantasy or fact? When word gets out that Mary-Margaret OReilly, a slow-witted but apparently harmless young woman, may have been witness to a miracle, religious mania descends on the Church of the Sacred Heart in Battersea. The consequences will be profound, not only for Mary-Margaret but for others too - Father Diamond, the parish priest, who is in the midst of his own crisis of faith, and Stella Morrison, adrift in her marriage and aching for her ten-year old son, away at boarding school. In the same parish Alice Armitage counts the days until her soldier son comes home from Afghanistan, and Mary-Margarets mother, Fidelma, imprisoned in a tower block, stares out over London with nothing but her thoughts for company. Remembering her early childhood by the sea in Ireland, the bleak institution she was sent to and the boy she loved, she hungers for consoling touch. In the meantime Mary-Margarets quest grows increasingly desperate. But no one is prepared for the shocking outcome that ensues. The Translation of the Bones is a searingly powerful novel about passion and isolation, about the nature of belief, about love and motherhood and a search for truth.

Genre: General Fiction
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Title: The Translation of the Bones: A Novel
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Title: The Translation of the Bones: From the Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009
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Title: The Translation of the Bones
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Title: The Translation of the Bones: From the Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009
Author(s): Francesca Kay
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