Half Moon Lake by Una Brankin

Half Moon Lake

Una Brankin

Grace - a painfully shy teenager, living in the shadow of her domineering mother, meets a mysterious stranger - an explosive combination. The rich and evocative language will beguile you as an older Grace gradually reveals truth about the hot summer of 1976.

Extract

They say you start to hate your mother as an infant, soon after you realise she is a separate entity and not an extension of you. Hating your father, I presume, would not be so instinctive. Sometimes it takes a long long time to know that love and hate can co exist quite comfortably in the soul, but I learned quickly

Parallels
  • Cal by Bernard McClaverty
  • Magdalen Sisters - the film