Following a near-death experience as a child, the narrator becomes cursed with the ability to foresee the deaths of the people closest to him. These visions come to him in his dreams and, following a disastrous attempt to save a childhood friend from drowning, a set of terrifying events begins to unfold. As a young man, he finds redemption in the arms of Ashling, his beautiful wife. But then the visions return...This is a story about one man's struggle to live an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances; about love lost and found and the vast range of emotions that can be weathered by the human heart. This is a story where dreams come true but can turn into nightmares; a place where true love will prevail and where death is only the beginning. Set in the fictional Dublin suburb of Rathgorman, CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN ANGEL is a truly remarkable debut novel that will grip you from the first line and surprise you to the last.
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'CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN ANGEL is a fresh, highly original debut by a writer not afraid to take on the bigger issues of life. Fate and love in their many guises stalk these pages, as well as a man who, like the hero in a Greek tragedy, rails against the destiny mapped out to him, trying only to safeguard what he holds dear. It will grip you from the first paragraph.' -- Maggie O'Farrell 'Told in a livelyDublin vernacular...Ronan O'Brien has a fine sense of drama, marrying the minutiae of everyday life to the extraordinary, with spirited aplomb.' -- Daily Mail 'Spooky, magical and engrossing' -- Elle 'This thrilling tale will keep you reading long into the night' -- New Woman 'Part tender, idiosyncratic story about love and redemption, part black comedy' -- Metro
About Ronan O'Brien
Ronan O'Brien is a solicitor who specialises in the area of criminal law. He is originally from Dublin but now lives in County Kildare. This is his first book.
Confessions of a Fallen Angel by Ronan O'Brien
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Winner of International Education Services Irish Newcomer of the Year Award 2009
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