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    • ISBN:9781444794106
    • Publication date:02 Apr 2015
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What Becomes of Us

By Henrietta McKervey

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A beautifully written story of a woman intent on a new life in 1960s Dublin, as Ireland prepares to commemorate the 1916 Rising

When Maria Mills flees London with only a suitcase and her young daughter, she is intent on a new life. To hide from her past, she has carefully constructed a story based on a lie even her child believes is true.
It is 1965 and Dublin is a city on the cusp of change. As the country prepares to commemorate the 1916 Rising, Maria meets Tess McDermott, a former member of Cumann na mBan. Tess saw active service during the Rising and Maria soon realises that she, too, is closely guarding a secret.

Set against the backdrop of stifling social mores alongside a defiant new wave of women's liberation, What Becomes of Us is a beautifully told story of the delicate balance between risk and survival, of nationhood and of the struggle to carve out a new identity when the past refuses to let go.

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  • ISBN: 9781444794113
  • Publication date: 07 Jan 2016
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Hachette Books Ireland