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Winter People

by Gráinne Murphy

The wild Atlantic coast of Ireland.
Three strangers.
One question: who are we without the people we love?

Sis Cotter has lived her whole life in a small house by her beloved beach. Here, she grew up, reared her family, and buried her husband. Now her children are far away and, in three days, her house will be taken from her.

Next door, Lydia has withdrawn from her husband, her friends, her life. She watches the sea as her own private penance for a wrong she can never put right.

Peter’s best friend is dying, and his long-time foster mother is slowly forgetting who he is. Adrift without his two anchors, and struggling with the ethics of displacing people for a living, he looks for something to remind him of who he is and who he wants to be.

Winter People is a story of forgiveness, resilience, and the power of the sea to unlock what we are most afraid to say.


ISBN (Paperback): 9781915054357

ISBN (Ebook): 9781915054364

Price: £8.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)

Pub Date: 6th October 2022

Extent: 260 pages
Format: 198x129mm
Rights Held: UK & Commonwealth excl Canada. Non-exclusive: Rest of World excl America/The Philippines
Translation rights: Yes

Gráinne grew up in rural west Cork, Ireland. At university she studied Applied Psychology and Forensic Research. In 2011 she moved with her family to Brussels for 5 years. She has now returned to West Cork, working as a self-employed language editor specialising in human rights and environmental issues.
Twitter: @GraMurphy
IG: @gramurphywriter

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