History, that pile of dirt
First swept clean then
Presented as truth.
We believe we know
Who we are until
The stranger comes to… 29 more words
After Helen went to VTI to be a hairdresser and then worked in a couple of other shops, dad set her up in business. The arrangement was he’d buy the equipment, pay the rent, utilities, the other beauticians’ commission and the supplies and she’d get 50% of the profits. 190 more words
Not a cheery novel. The narrator is one of twelve children in an Irish family and her closest brother has just died of suicide. There is not much of a plot, more a description of the world of the family and their interconnections and reactions, their loving and hating. 90 more words