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I have an ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOF of this book....paperback.
One credit and it goes to the first requestor.
Coming from a smoke free home...........................and I am the original owner!
From Booklist *Starred Review* Frank Mackey, head of the Garda?s Dublin undercover unit, left home at 19. He and Rosie Daly, madly in love, had plans to adopt one of the only career paths available in Ireland in the 1980s: immigration. They planned to meet at midnight and take a ferry to England and forget their dysfunctional families on Faithful Place. But Rosie never showed up. Frank assumed that she?d left without him and joined the police. Twenty-five years later, Rosie?s suitcase is discovered in an abandoned house, and Frank must return to the ?bubbling cauldron of crazy? that is his family and his street. Rosie?s remains are soon found, and the tightly wound cop is immediately sucked back into the violence, hatred, alcoholism, and ignorance he?s been trying to forget. French introduced Mackey in her second highly praised novel, The Likeness (2008), as a shrewd, ever-calculating cop who puts a young, female undercover officer in grave danger. So, his unraveling in the face of family and neighborhood feuds and animosities is riveting and humanizing. She also revisits, evocatively and lyrically, themes she?s used before: love, loss, memory, murder, and life in modern Ireland. French?s writing remains brilliant, and her dialogue is sharp, often lacerating, and sometimes mordantly funny. Faithful Place is her best book yet. --Thomas Gaughan