Catherine Talbot

A Good Father
  • A Good Father

  • "When I hit her, which isn't often, I am careful not to go too deep around her cheekbones because her cheekbones are a great feature of hers."


    Des is a good husband, a good father - a good man.

    He encourages his wife's artistic endeavours. He holds down a well-paid, if unfulfilling, job. He is manager of his sons' Under-11s football team. He reads bedtime stories to his children every night.

    But appearances can be deceptive, and behind closed doors secrets threaten to ruin everything.

    Des is afraid...


    He is afraid of the world encroaching on his family.
    Afraid of past mistakes catching up on him.
    Afraid of losing control.

    Des is master of his home, and he must maintain his authority over it - and everyone in it - at all costs.

RELEASED 04/06/2020

Catherine Talbot lives in Dublin with Dara and their two young children. Catherine is a recent graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where she did an MPhil in Creative Writing. She has had several short stories published, in Banshee Literary Journal and the anthology Still Worlds Turning. A Good Father is her first novel.