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A Ghost in the Throat

A Ghost in the Throat

by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

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Doireann has achieved something wholly original here. Stitching together a number of genres, "A Ghost in the Throat" tells the stories of two women - Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill and Doireann Ní Ghríofa herself.

Tracing Eibhlín through her murky past, Doireann does so much more than map her life, she embraces it, mystery and all. At the same time Doireann writes of her own life with language that is so beautiful I found myself rereading sentences three or four times. It's lyrical, personal, and unique. A truly fascinating read!

 

 

Reviewed by Lanesboro Library January 2021