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The Vogue

The Vogue

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571331604
Published
18/10/2018
9780571331604
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
272

About the Book

'A wonderfully eerie, tragic read. I read it with my heart in my mouth.' Anna Burns author of Milkman

An unforgettable novel of ghosts, lies and the the past, from the prize-winning Eoin McNamee

Late 1944, and two teenagers dance the Vogue in silence on the projectionist’s floor of the Pirnmill Aerodrome. She draws the outlines of their footwork in eyebrow pencil on the white sheet. He loses their bet.

Decades later, a ghost returns to Morne to identify a body found in the shifting sands. Names have long since been changed; children long since cast out; lies long thought forgotten.

Set against an eerie landscape, awash with secrets, The Vogue is a grimly poetic dance through the intertwined stories of a deeply religious community, an abandoned military base, and a long-shuttered children’s Care Home.

'A wonderfully eerie, tragic read. I read it with my heart in my mouth.' Anna Burns author of MilkmanAn unforgettable novel of ghosts, lies and the the past, from the prize-winning Eoin McNameeLate 1944, and two teenagers dance the Vogue in silence on the projectionist’s floor of the Pirnmill Aerodrome. She draws the outlines of their footwork in eyebrow pencil on the white sheet. He loses their bet. Decades later, a ghost returns to Morne to identify a body found in the shifting sands. Names have long since been changed; children long since cast out; lies long thought forgotten. Set against an eerie landscape, awash with secrets, The Vogue is a grimly poetic dance through the intertwined stories of a deeply religious community, an abandoned military base, and a long-shuttered children’s Care Home.
  • Eoin McNamee

    Eoin McNamee's novels include Resurrection Man, later made into a film, The Blue Tango, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Orchid Blue, described by John Burnside in the Guardian as 'not only into a political novel of the highest order but also that rare phenomenon, a genuinely tragic work of art.'. He lives in Sligo.

“A wonderfully eerie, tragic read. I read it with my heart in my mouth.”
- Anna Burns
“Told in Eoin McNamee’s trademark terse and melancholy prose, as salt-pitted and bleach-boned as the landscape it describes, The Vogue is an eerie, intense, haunted and haunting tale, with an air of chilling loneliness that seems to seep from the pages and into the very room in which you read it.”
- Lucy Caldwell

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