The Leaving Coat

leaving coat book

Here’s a marvellous just-published novel by London-based Irish writer Margaret Mulvihill.  A cross-genre treat, an emigrant’s tale and a female Western. Think  Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn” combined with the Klondyke gold rush; a headlong historical rush with sex, syphilis and lovely lucid language.  See

Author: marymorrissy

Mary Morrissy is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. She has taught creative writing at university level in the US and Ireland for the past decade and is also an individual literary mentor. She has 30 years' experience as a journalist, having worked as a reporter/feature writer/sub-editor on three of Ireland's national dailies. She is a literary critic, reviewing fiction for the Irish Times and The Sunday Business Post. She has won a Lannan Foundation Award and a Hennessy Award for her fiction.

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