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Louise's new book another ‘fierce novel'

September 6th, 2017 5:40 PM

By Southern Star Team

Louise O'Neill is getting ready to unveil her third novel. (Photo: Miki Barlok)

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BEST-selling Clonakilty author Louise O’Neill has revealed that she’s worked harder on her new book than any of the others. 

Out next March 8th, she tweeted that she hoped fans would enjoy her third novel, Almost Love, which publishers have described as ‘another fierce and unapologetically honest novel.’

At its centre is Sarah who falls for a man 20 years her senior, leaving her on the verge of losing her job. 

‘But Sarah can’t help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew. And love is supposed to hurt. Isn’t it?’ reads the book’s blurb. 

Author and friend Marian Keyes has endorsed the book calling it a ‘bold, uncompromising depiction of obsessive love which reshapes the template for the female protagonist.’ Louise has already earned huge global acclaim – and several major awards – for her  first two books, Only Ever Yours and Asking For It, with screen and stage adaptations of both novels in the pipeline. 

She’s also working on a feminist retelling of A Little Mermaid entitled The Surface Breaks, which is due for release next year.

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