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Karen Gillece



Karen Gillece was born in Dublin in 1974. She studied Law at University College Dublin and worked for several years in the telecommunications industry before turning to writing full-time. She was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Writing Award in 2001 and her short stories have been widely published in literary journals and magazines. Her first novel Seven Nights in Zaragoza was published to widespread acclaim as was her second offering Longshore Drift. My Glass Heart is Karen's third novel.
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The Absent Wife

Karen Gillece
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Karen Gillece
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My Glass Heart

Karen Gillece
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Karen Gillece

One evening, during a dinner party she is hosting, Helen Glass slips unannounced from her home. She becomes the victim of a shocking act of violence, cheating death literally by a heartbeat. Months on, although physically healed, doubts linger between Helen and her husband William over the events that led to that momentous act. What drove Helen from her home that night? And what is the dark truth behind her relationship to her attacker? Into their lives steps Reuben, a once-celebrated playwright hungry for his next great work. Instantly drawn to the couple, he deftly immerses himself in their individual stories of obsession and deceit. As the trial of her attacker gets underway and her marriage begins to crumble under the strain, Helen finds herself leaning heavily on her new friend. But just as glass is not always transparent, friendship is not always what it seems... My Glass Heart is a dramatic story of love, obsession and a still-beating heart.

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Longshore Drift

Karen Gillece
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Karen Gillece

In the blink of an eye, in a busy Brazilian marketplace, a small boy disappears without a trace . . .His mother's free-living existence, travelling South America with her lover and son, comes to a sudden, brutal end. Two years later, broken from searching for her missing son, Nacio, and desolate at her lover's departure, Lara returns to her childhood home on the southwest coast of Ireland.As she struggles to come to terms with her loss, Lara once again befriends Christy, her childhood sweetheart, who finds himself increasingly drawn to her bohemian nature. But what starts as aninterest in her past grows into an obsession. As Lara tries to piece her life back together, never losing hope for Nacio, Christy begins to fall apart.Longshore Drift is a tale of passion and betrayal, of the consequences of searching for love in all the wrong places, and of a heartbroken mother's unswerving conviction that her child will be returned to her - even when all hope seems to be gone.

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Seven Nights In Zaragoza

Karen Gillece
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Karen Gillece

Henry and Elena had it all, until he lost everything on a foolish investment and she let the ghosts of her past seep into their marriage.Meeting Adam, her former lover, at a class reunion, Elena suddenly finds herself caught up in a storm of memories, unearthing questions about a past that has not been faced and a relationship that was wrenched apart. But while Elena reconciles herself to what really happened in Spain that summer, Henry is at home struggling with a crisis of his own...