Contact Clock Question Basket Search User Store Facebook Mail Instagram Twitter

The Alternatives

by Caoilinn Hughes

ISBN: 9780861547807

Olwen was plunged prematurely into adulthood when her parents died in tragic circumstances. She and her three younger sisters - each single, each with a PhD - are now in their thirties and leading disparate, distanced lives. Until one day Olwen, a geologist haunted by a terrible awareness of the Earth's future, abruptly vanishes from her home.

Together for the first time in years, her three siblings descend on the Irish countryside in search of a sister who doesn't actually want to be found. In an isolated rural bungalow they reach into their uncommon past, confronting both old wounds and a desperately uncertain future.

Fiercely witty and unexpectedly hopeful, The Alternatives is an unforgettable portrait of a family perched on our collective precipice, told by one of Ireland's most gifted storytellers.

'The Alternatives is both a book of ideas and a gripping read, formally audacious yet deeply humane. Superb.' Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind

320 pages.

€ 15.99  Save €2.75 (RRP €18.74)

In Stock.

Usually despatched in 2-5 working days.

Date of Publication: 02/05/2024

  
Cover of The Alternatives - Caoilinn Hughes - 978086154780715% offTrade Paperback

The Alternatives also appears in these Categories:

Fiction Bestsellers

Original Fiction

Our Bestsellers