Helen Cullen

The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually
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    When we met we were such untethered spirits floating through the world, as if one of us might drift away if we didn't hold hands tightly. We were imperfect people, who fitted perfectly together.

    On an island off the west coast of Ireland, the Moone family gather, only to be shattered by tragedy. Murtagh Moone is a potter and devoted husband to Maeve, an actor struggling with her most challenging role yet as mother to their four children. Now Murtagh must hold his family close as we bear witness to their story before that night.

    We return to the day Maeve and Murtagh meet, outside Trinity College in Dublin, and watch how one love story gives rise to another. As the Moone children learn who their parents truly are, we journey onwards with them to a future that none of the Moones could predict.

    Except perhaps Maeve herself.

    The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually is a celebration of the complex, flawed and stubbornly optimistic human heart.

    PRAISE FOR THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF

    SHORTLISTED FOR NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2018

    'This life-affirming book will draw you in and keep you there' Independent

    'Delightful' Sunday Times

    'Enchanting, intriguing, deeply moving' Irish Times

    'Captivates. Honest yet lyrical, Cullen's characters are drawn with sympathy. Lose yourself' The Scotsman

RELEASED 14/05/2020

Helen Cullen is an Irish writer living in London. She is the author of The Lost Letters of William Woolf which has been optioned for television. She was shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. To learn more, please visit www.helencullen.ie