Living in Bright Shadows
A 20th Century, four-generational novella - set in Italy, Ireland, England and Spain: The Fusciardis, who travelled from Italy to Ireland at the tail-end of the 19th Century, the Devlins living in Belfast and London from the ‘40s to the ‘90s, and the Buchanan-Trees in Spain in current time. Spanning four generations, the stories twist and tumble around the lives and families of two estranged sisters, Isabella and Sofia Fusciardi. Love and loss, deceit, ignorance and childhood trauma, seven stand-alone but interlinked stories based on dark and complex aspects of human relationships within families. The saga opens in 2007 during preparations for a London television retrospective on the life and death of Jack Devlin, world-famous artist. Before he died, Jack wrote a poem for friends and family about his unconventional life...
Published: 1 November 2011