New Island Books - 25 Years a-Growing


Written from the perspective of a 10-year-old girl who lives with her separated mother and two brothers. and set against the semi-urban backdrop of the River Liffey in 1980, the story unfolds through the narrator’s observations and interactions, and her naïve interpretations of adult conversations and behaviour.

Heartbreaking at times, but also optimistic, humorous and enchanting.


‘…You deserves to find a place in our pantheon of much-admired, beautifully crafted variations on a theme’ – The Irish Times

‘…timeless, placeless and universal… a must read’ – Irish Independent

‘…a vivid and immediate sensory experience,…Ní Chonchúir’s ear – as you might expect of a poet – is alive to the language of her characters…it is about the ordinary, and the secret life that runs beneath it’ – The Sunday Business Post

‘The novel flows beautifully and is understated in tone…This gem is sure to win her further acclaim. Nuala Ní Chonchúir is a writer to watch.’ – The Irish Examiner

‘…this novel uses plain prose, vivid detail, fresh images, and the delightful Dublin vernacular. You is a compelling story that brings to life complex characters and delivers hard-hitting truths.’ – Pank



Nuala Ní Chonchúir


B-format, paperback





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Weight .229 g
Dimensions .198 × .129 × .20 mm


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