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Caroline's husband abandons her (bad move) for Stacie Gracie, his assistant at the meat counter, and incurs more wrath than he anticipated. Caroline, her five sisters, mother and granny, all with a penchant for witchery, invoke the lethal spell of the Six Black Candles. A natural reaction to the break up of a marriage?
Set in present day Irish Catholic Coatbridge, Six Black Candles is bound together by the ropes of traditional storytelling and the strength of female familial relationships. Bubbling under the cauldron of superstition, witchcraft and religion is the heat of revenge; and the love and venom of sisterhood.
A darkly humorous and satanic fictional brew... written in vivid demonic style... with punchy directness and enormous brio. - SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Hilarious. - THE MIRROR
The author's humanity and the sense of real hardship are what make the novel. - THE BIG ISSUE
Entertaining and thought-provoking. - TIME OUT MOSCOW
A bitingly witty, funny novel from Des Dillon. - COSMOPOLITAN (RUSSIA)
Des Dillon was born and brought up in Coatbridge. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist and dramatist writing for radio, stage, television and film. He has had several of his books adapted for film and television. He was writer in residence at Castlemilk 1998-2000, and has worked as a teacher of English, a creative writing tutor, and as a TV scriptwriter. His novels have been translated into Russian and Italian. He now lives in Galloway.