The Alternatives

Cover Art for 9780861547807, The Alternatives by Caoilinn Hughes
ISBN: 9780861547807
Publisher: Oneworld
Published: 16 April, 2024
Format: Paperback
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The four Flattery sisters - Olwen, Nell, Maeve and Rhona - were left to cobble together their own makeshift adolescence after the death of both their parents. Decades later, all four of them have found success in their respective fields, all of them boasting PhDs and, in Nell's case, a healthy clutch of Instagram followers. Still, none of the sisters have come to terms with their parents' deaths, choosing to focus instead on bigger problems - food insecurity, climate change, post-Brexit capitalism - to avoid confronting this trauma. When Olwen disappears, Nell, Maeve and Rhona attempt to find the sister they no longer know, a woman who wants desperately not to be found. Their search will force the siblings to bridge the isolation that has grown between them, and face the past they thought they could bury. Full of laugh-out loud wit and clear-eyed observations, The Alternatives is a story of sisterhood and belonging, of loss and connection, written with Caoilinn Hughes' trademark intelligence and razor-sharp prose.

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