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One Star Awake

One Star Awake
  • One Star Awake by Andrew Meehan


‘A novel of the loveliest alchemy: playful, sensual and poignant, with a cast of beguiling characters.’ – Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies

‘The most unusually brilliant novel you will read this year. Meehan’s writing is fast, furious and very funny.’ – Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver

‘An acute psychological study that rips along with the pace of a thriller, One Star Awake is also very funny, deliciously written, and deeply atmospheric in its Parisian setting. Hugely addictive.’ – Kevin Barry, author of Beatlebone

A young woman comes to in the Paris restaurant in which she apparently works – she has survived some kind of trauma, but her memories haven’t. Something tells her there has been a reprieve. Yet when she crosses paths with a mysterious man called Eagleback, she becomes convinced that he holds the key to her identity. Over the course of a hot, sticky summer, she covertly pursues Eagleback while re-learning how to live. Then she must decide if she is ready to solve the emotional puzzle of her life so far.

One Star Awake is a stunningly inventive novel, a thrilling work of art – by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, witty and urgently poetic. This is a fractured fairy tale – a funny and touching testament to the highs and lows of self-discovery and love found in unlikely places.

About the Author

Andrew Meehan is a well-known script writer and formerly Head of Development at the Irish Film Board. His fiction writing has been anthologised in Town and Country: The Faber Book of New Irish Storiesand Winter Pages. One Star Awake is his first novel. He is based in Dublin and Glasgow.


Andrew Meehan


Trade Format, PB





Release Date

September 2017

Additional Information

Weight .441 g
Dimensions .234 x .158 mm


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