Helen Cullen

The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually
  • The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually


    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.

RELEASED 28/05/2020

Helen Cullen is an Irish writer living in London who was shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Her debut novel The Lost Letters of William Woolf has been published across the world and also optioned for television. To learn more, please visit www.helencullen.ie