Turning TurtleIntroducing a new, grown-up voice in Irish women's fiction: a sharp-eyed look at contemporary life and love.
by Denise Deegan
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Turning Turtle Summary
Kim Waters seems to have it all: her own PR agency, a loving - wealthy - husband and two perfect children. In their charming suburban Dublin home, everything seems picture perfect. But then Kim announces she's fed up with plugging Flush toilet cleaner and writing snazzy press releases for boring products: she wants to write 'the great novel'. So, without a second thought, she throws in the job and settles down to a life of cosy domesticity: writing a wonderful novel that everyone will want to publish, and trying to keep the kids away from the television. However, the dream rapidly turns sour - the novel is a tired cliche, life as a domestic supergoddess is not all it's cracked up to be, and then she discovers her husband is having an affair...As the perfect life Kim has built for herself starts to fall apart, comes a revelation that will make her doubt everything she had taken for granted in her life...What other writers say about 'Turning Turtle' A stunning tale of modern marriage, written with wit, passion and flair' Catherine Dunne 'Denise Deegan's novel is funny and entertaining. It captures life today perfectly. I saw a bit of myself in the keenly observed character of Kim Waters.I wish her every success with it.' Joan O'Neill 'It's hard to believe that 'Turning Turtle' is Denise Deegan's first novel. Chronicling in heady detail the break down of a modern Irish marriage, it is well written and utterly involving, with some superbly drawn characters and a carefully constructed plot. I highly recommend it to any reader and I look forward to reading Denise's next book.' Sarah Webb 'Fresh, funny and astute - a highly readable debut' Claire Boylan 'Allow me, I continue. I'm on a roll. I open the giant knots adorning the tops of the bundles and start to grab Ex-husband's personal belongings. I fling them at her with force. Boxers, ties, tatty greyish vests (bet she hasn't seen these). I leave it at that. She's got the message.'.
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