Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan

January 24, 2017|
Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan
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Three intertwining voices span the twentieth century to tell the unknown story of the Jews in Ireland. A heartbreaking portrait of what it means to belong, and how storytelling can redeem us all.

At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from Lithuania in search of a better life in America, only to land on the Emerald Isle instead. In 1958, a mute Jewish boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. These three arcs, which span generations and intertwine in revelatory ways, come together to tell the haunting story of Ireland’s all-but-forgotten Jewish community. Ruth Gilligan’s beautiful and heartbreaking Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan explores the question of just how far we will go to understand who we really are, and to feel at home in the world.
Ruth Gilligan is a graduate of Cambridge, Yale, and now works as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. She contributes regular literary reviews to the Guardian, LA Review of Books, Irish Independent, and Times Literary Supplement.
Title:Nine Folds Make A Paper SwanFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 8.48 X 5.51 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 8.48 X 5.51 X 0.9 inPublished:January 24, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941040497

ISBN - 13:9781941040492

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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