Paperback re-issue of classic Bolger novel 'One of the essential Irish novels, certainly of the decade, and possibly of many another.' Sunday Tribune Set in the grimy, backstreets and suburbs of Dublin. Bolger has often used a woman's voice to tell his story, and this novel is no exception; we follow the lives of three women - a Victorian maid, a young woman brought up in the 1960s (the product of a violent family) and that young woman's daughter, the child of an incestuous relationship, hidden away from sight. 'The Woman's Daughter is filled with characters who are the people who have been written out of history. Bolger's work is an attempt to construct a history for them, an unofficial history, a preservation of the memory of wasted lives so that they may not, in the end, be in vain.' Sunday Tribune
Dermot Bolger is the author of seven other novels, many plays and several volumes of poetry. He devised, edited and co-wrote the bestselling collaborative novel Finbar's Hotel, and its sequel Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel. He is also the editor of the New Picador Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction.