Orchid & The Wasp

Orchid The Wasp Dazzling and daringly original this debut novel tells the story of an unforgettable young woman s coming of age across Dublin London and New YorkOrchid the Wasp brings to life the spiky and passion

Dazzling and daringly original, this debut novel tells the story of an unforgettable young woman s coming of age across Dublin, London, and New YorkOrchid the Wasp brings to life the spiky and passionate voice of Gael Foess as she struggles to become her own person in the face of her dysfunctional family Her parents are both focused on their work than their chiDazzling and daringly original, this debut novel tells the story of an unforgettable young woman s coming of age across Dublin, London, and New YorkOrchid the Wasp brings to life the spiky and passionate voice of Gael Foess as she struggles to become her own person in the face of her dysfunctional family Her parents are both focused on their work than their children, and her younger brother, Guthrie, vulnerable and unwell, has no one else to protect him After her financier father leaves the family, canny, iron willed Gael travels to London and New York in search of a golden ticket with which to secure her family s future As her travels take her far from home, she loses touch with Guthrie and begins to fear that her efforts may not be enough to save him.Written in heart stoppingly vivid prose, Orchid the Wasp examines how we inevitably fail our families despite our best intentions what we are owed and what we must earn and how our lives can turn us into people we would never have imagined A first novel of astonishing talent, Orchid the Wasp announces Caoilinn Hughes as one of the most exciting literary writers working today.

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Orchid & The Wasp

  1. Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer whose debut novel, ORCHID THE WASP, will be published in summer 2018 by Hogarth U.S , Oneworld U.K , Les ditions Bourgois FR and Steidl DE Her poetry collection, GATHERING EVIDENCE Carcanet 2014 , won the Irish Times Strong Shine Award, the Patrick Kavanagh Award, and was a finalist for four other prizes She has received fellowships from the James Merrill Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Centre Culturel Irlandais, the Tin House Summer Workshop 2017, Art Omi, the Ireland Funds, and a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland Her work has appeared in POETRY, Tin House, The Rumpus, Granta, Best British Poetry, Best NZ Poems, Poetry Ireland, BBC Radio 3 and elsewhere She has a PhD from Victoria University of Wellingon, New Zealand She is represented by Bill Clegg.

202 Reply to “Orchid & The Wasp”

  1. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley.I have read and partially skimmed the first chapter of this novel and concluded that it is not for me The part I read was from the perspective of the in some ways extremely precocious 11 year old Gael, as she gets into trouble at school, cares for her younger brother and manages her father or perhaps only thinks she does While I can see Gael has potential, I do not like her and am reluctant to read an entire novel of her outlook on [...]


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