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My Buried Life

My Buried Life

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by Doreen Finn

In prose that is hauntingly beautiful and delicate, Doreen Finn explores a truly complex and fascinating character with deft style and unflinching honesty.

C-Format, Paperback | 254pp | ISBN: 9781848404076 | Release Date: April 2015

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What happens when you no longer recognise the person you have become?

Eva has managed to spend her twenties successfully hiding from herself in New York.

Attempting to write, but really only writing her epitaph, she returns to Ireland to confront the past that has made her what she is.

In prose that is hauntingly beautiful and delicate, Doreen Finn explores a truly complex and fascinating character with deft style and unflinching honesty.

About the Author

Doreen Finn was born in Dublin. She was educated at UCD, and holds a degree in English and Spanish, and a Master’s in Education. She has lived in Madrid and Los Angeles, and currently resides in Dublin with her husband and two small children. My Buried Life is her first novel.

Praise for My Buried Life

I was really impressed by the unflinching and moving portrait of functional alcoholism which Doreen Finn creates in her debut novel, My Buried Life (New Island); for all the booze that abounds in Irish fiction, its insidious everyday shackles are only rarely portrayed so memorably.’ - Belinda McKeon ‘Brave themes from worthy debut novel...Doreen Finn’s delicate detail turns the everyday into something exquisite.
— Irish Independent
There is a lovely flow to her writing... Finn is adept at creating memorable characters that act and speak in realistic ways.
— The Irish Times
Doreen Finn has created a loaded pistol in Eva Perry, an embittered poet whose creative voice has been silenced ... Finn’s language showers sparks as Eva confronts her own difficult nature and her family’s clouded past.
— Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander
Authentic and edgy, this is a sharply observed and extremely witty contemporary novel … Finn’s writing is sensuous and insightful … A work full of beauty, and truth.
— Niamh Boyce, author of The Herbalist
In language that is both lyrical and exquisite, Doreen Finn brings us on a journey of loss, love, hope and redemption.
— Mary Stanley, Author of The Umbrella Tree and The Hijacking of Cassie Peters