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by Gráinne Murphy



As teenagers, Helen, Annie and Laura were inseparable, bonding over family, boys, and their dreams for the future. But when school ended, so did their friendship. Twenty-five years later, a snowstorm forces the three women to spend time together, leaving them wondering if they can reconcile the gap between who they are and who they used to be. 

GREENER is an exploration of the changing dynamics of adult friendships and asks whether old friends can ever let us become new people.


‘Set in the latter days of the pandemic, Greener is a quiet yet powerful novel which examines the nature of friendship and the compromises that people make in their lives. This is a beautifully-written and emotionally engaging work' Madeleine D'Arcy

‘Murphy is an accomplished writer with the gift of transferring everyday life onto the page assuredly.’ Anne Griffin, international bestselling author of The Island of Longing

'Brims with warmth and humour' Danielle McLaughlin

'Heartbreaking, philosophical and funny' Niamh Prior

'A thoughtful meditation on what happens to old friendships when you make yourself a new life. Insightful, believable and raw, there are questions here about all of our lives' Joanna Glen

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ISBN (Paperback original):  9781915643377

ISBN (Ebook): 9781915643384

Price: £9.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)

Pub Date:18th April 2024

Extent: 304 pages
Format: 198x129mm
Rights Held: UK & Commonwealth, non-exclusive ROW, excl. US/CAN/The Philippines

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Gráinne grew up and currently resides in rural West Cork, working as a self-employed language editor specialising in human rights and environmental issues. Some of Gráinne’s earlier novels were shortlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award 2019, the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair 2019, the Luke Bitmead Bursary 2016 and the Virginia Prize for Fiction 2014. In short fiction, her story Further West placed third in the Zoetrope All-Story Contest 2018, and was long-listed for the Sunday Times Audible short story award in 2021.

Twitter: @GraMurphy
IG: @gramurphywriter

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