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The last days of the national costume, Anne Kennedy

Label
The last days of the national costume
Title
The last days of the national costume
Statement of responsibility
Anne Kennedy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You'd think that mending clothes would be an uneventful, uncomplicated occupation. No drama, no unnecessary explanations, no personal involvement. But people love to talk, and as they make their excuses to GoGo Sligo, of Megan Sligo Mending and Alterations, they reveal the holes in their stories as well. It doesn't take long for GoGo to get to the truth behind the rips and tears they've brought her to fix. As GoGo listens and sews, she realises she is also helping her clients cheat and lie to their husbands and wives. She's covering their tracks so they won't be found out. A five-week blackout brings the city to its knees, and a drama to her doorstep. A lover, a wife, and finally the cheating husband all come to claim a vintage Irish costume that GoGo's been mending. She doesn't want to like the guilty husband, but can't resist being drawn into the enticing web of his deceit, and then into his story of heartbreak and death on the streets of Belfast. To keep him coming back to the blacked-out house and to prolong the telling of his family's story, GoGo pretends the costume isn't finished. As she makes him return to her, day after day, it becomes clear that another kind of spell is being woven, and GoGo must face the truth about herself and her own life and marriage. An intoxicating, entrancing, gripping novel of illicit love, passion and embroidery, told in an inimitable voice by a brilliant new talent
Summary
You'd think that mending clothes would be an uneventful, uncomplicated occupation. No drama, no unnecessary explanations, no personal involvement. But people love to talk, and as they make their excuses to GoGo Sligo, of Megan Sligo Mending and Alterations, they reveal the holes in their stories as well. It doesn't take long for GoGo to get to the truth behind the rips and tears they've brought her to fix. As GoGo listens and sews, she realises she is also helping her clients cheat and lie to their husbands and wives. She's covering their tracks so they won't be found out. A five-week blackout brings the city to its knees, and a drama to her doorstep. A lover, a wife, and finally the cheating husband all come to claim a vintage Irish costume that GoGo's been mending. She doesn't want to like the guilty husband, but can't resist being drawn into the enticing web of his deceit, and then into his story of heartbreak and death on the streets of Belfast. To keep him coming back to the blacked-out house and to prolong the telling of his family's story, GoGo pretends the costume isn't finished. As she makes him return to her, day after day, it becomes clear that another kind of spell is being woven, and GoGo must face the truth about herself and her own life and marriage. An intoxicating, entrancing, gripping novel of illicit love, passion and embroidery, told in an inimitable voice by a brilliant new talent.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220455
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Kennedy, Anne
Dewey number
823.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Clothing and dress
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Storytelling
  • Love
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Belfast
Target audience
adult
Label
The last days of the national costume, Anne Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050949753
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781743313862
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Label
The last days of the national costume, Anne Kennedy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050949753
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781743313862
Isbn Type
(paperback) :

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