When Jo Devereux returns to Ireland after an absence of 20 years, the last thing she expects is to end up writing a family history. Family pride has caused Jo nothing but heartbreak and loss.
Now, unearthing seventy-year old secrets of love and revenge in a time of war, and a killing that has haunted three generations, Jo begins to understand why.
In revealing astonishing truths about her mother and grandmother, she is brought face-to-face with her own past and her relationship with Rory O’Donovan, her childhood sweetheart, who still lives in Mucknamore with his wife and children.
Will her reluctant mission to exhume the past redeem Jo’s future — or will she lose out again?
‘After The Rising’ is a sweeping, multigenerational tale set in 1920s and 1990s Ireland that explores the conflict between freedom and belonging.
A story for anyone who has ever tried to break away
- File Size: 568 KB
- Print Length: 299 pages
- Publisher: Font Publications (December 16, 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006N6BDI8
Orna Ross is a bestselling Irish author, living in London. She writes novels, poems and creative nonfiction. Orna has enjoyed publication by Attic Press and Penguin as well as independent self-publishing. She is Founder and Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors.
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