Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan ￼
“A debut novel and an instant classic.”
Shatteringly well written, the author does what only great writers can do; translate nuanced and evasive feelings into language…As if it is the first time a particular emotion, feeling or experience has been properly acknowledged and documented; discovered, excavated and displayed into words. As a reader it is one of the most satisfying encounters to have with a book; the feeling of discovering something for the first time.
The story is about a young Irish woman based in Dublin, navigating life and its inherent relationships…and her inherent actions and reactions to those relationships. Brutally honest and meticulously observational. The book captures the highs and lows of life and love in a way that remains free of judgement, allowing only the story itself to remain and the reader to discover it.
The discovery of a new author. We are gushing over it, read it.