A witty and warm debut novel from a young Irish writer. A story of family, grief, and the ways we come together when all seems lost. Molly Black has disappeared. She’s been flighty since her parents died, but this time–or so says her hastily written note–she’s gone for good. That’s why the whole Black clan–from Granny perched on the printer to Killian on Zoom from Sydney–is huddled together in the Dublin suburbs, arguing over what to do. Former model Lady V presumes Molly’s just off taking drugs and sleeping with strangers–which is fine by her. Cousin Anne, tired of living in Molly’s shadow, is keeping quiet, and cousin Bobby is distracted by his own issues. But Molly’s disappearance is eerily familiar to Uncle John. He is determined never to lose anyone again. Especially not his niece, who is more like her mum than she realises.
Alice Ryan grew up in Dublin. After moving to London to study at the LSE, she spent ten years working in the creative industries, holding roles in publishing, film and TV. She was Head of Insight and Planning at BBC Studios before returning to Ireland. She now works at the Arts Council of Ireland and lives in Dublin with her husband Brian and their daughter Kate.