The Inheritance ***PRE-ORDER***
A beguiling Irish story drawn together with a compelling historical thread
Cauvery Madhavan
ISBN number
Historical fiction
Fiction, Novel
Country setting
Publication date
19 Sep 2024
It’s 1986 and 29-year-old Marlo O’Sullivan of London-Irish stock has just found out that his sister is his mother. To steady his life, he moves to Glengarriff, to a cottage he has inherited, in the stunning Beara Peninsula. When a neighbour dies unexpectedly, Marlo takes over his minibus service to Cork. There is nothing regular about the regulars on the bus - especially Sully, a non-verbal 6 year old, who goes nowhere but does the journey back and forth every day, on his own. Marlo is landed with this a strange but compassionate arrangement, fashioned to give the child’s mother respite from his care. Sully’s obsession with an imaginary friend in the ancient oak forests of Glengarriff slowly unveils its terrible secrets – a 400-hundred-year-old tragedy reveals itself.
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Cauvery Madhavan

CAUVERY MADHAVAN was born and educated in India. She worked as a copywriter in her hometown of Chennai (formerly Madras). Cauvery moved to Ireland thirty-three years ago and has been in love with the country ever since. Her other books are: Paddy Indian and The Uncoupling.

She lives with her husband and three children in beautiful County Kildare.
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