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Mother Mother

by Annie Macmanus
MOTHER, MOTHER is a powerful coming of age novel and an intimate family study. It's about finding light in dark places, and it examines the cost of unconditional love.

Mary McConnell has lived in the same house her whole life. She's barely left Belfast. She is thirty-five years old and she has a son, Joe, who's about to turn eighteen.
One Saturday morning, Joe wakes up to find his mother gone. He doesn't know where – or why – but he's the only one who can help find her.
Mary grew up longing for information about the mother she never knew – the mother who died suddenly when Mary was only a baby. Her brother Sean was barely old enough to remember and their father numbed his pain with drink.
MOTHER, MOTHER takes us on a journey through the pivotal moments in Mary’s life which have been leading, inexorably, to her disappearance. And we follow Joe's increasingly desperate search for his mother, as he begins to understand what has led her to this point.  

This is a dark, affecting novel about family, grief, addiction, and motherhood. And it asks the question – if you spend your life giving everything to the ones you love; do you risk losing yourself along the way?
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annie macmanus

Annie Macmanus is an internationally renowned broadcaster, DJ, events curator and author. Annie presents a daily music show on BBC Radio 1 and can be seen on the main stages of music festivals around the world. She also produces her own podcast, ‘Changes with Annie Macmanus’, where she chats to writers, artists and fascinating people from all walks of life about changes they’ve faced.

Annie grew up in Dublin and after attending Wesley College in the city, she studied English Literature at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Annie now lives in London.