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Wunderland by Caitríona Lally, New Island Books

Wunderland by Caitríona Lally, New Island Books

Wunderland by Caitríona Lally, Publishing September 24th. New Island BooksKeenly anticipated second novel from the Rooney Prize-winning author of Eggshells

Wunderland by Caitríona Lally, Publishing September 24th. New Island BooksKeenly anticipated second novel from the Rooney Prize-winning author of Eggshells

Exiled from Ireland under dubious circumstances, Roy now works as a cleaner at the Wunderland miniature exhibition in Hamburg. Struggling to connect with those around him, he commits secret acts of violence against the tiny scenes and figurines on display. Then, to Roy’s palpable annoyance, his sister Gert visits determined to uncover what really prompted his sudden move abroad and carrying a threadbare hope that she might finally figure him out. But Gert is fighting her own demons, having checked out of her exhausting family life where she is fading amidst her husband’s deepening depression.  All the while, unbeknownst to her, Roy is planning something huge in this miniature world, a statement, an act of great destruction that might just be the best thing that ever happens to them. Atmospheric, humorous and ultimately uplifting, Wunderlandis a brilliantly wrought dual character study that sensitively wrestles family and mental health, identity and the erasure of self. To find out more https://www.newisland.ie/fiction @NewIslandBook