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It is 1987, and a small Irish community is preparing for the wedding of two of its young inhabitants. They're barely adults, not so long out of school and still part of the same set of friends they've grown up with. As the friends head home from the beach that last night before the wedding, there is a car accident. Three survive the crash, but three are killed. And the reverberations are felt throughout the small town.
Voller Sehnsucht und voller Geheimnisse, voller Dunkelheit und Licht: Nach langen Jahren kehrt Elizabeth Keane aus New York in die irische Heimat zurück. Ihre Mutter ist gestorben, Elizabeth muss den Haushalt auflösen. Gerne kommt sie nicht wieder, denn in Buncarragh herrscht noch immer die erstickende Enge von früher. Auch ihre Mutter hatte als junge Frau den Ausbruch gesucht, mit einem Mann, den keiner je zu Gesicht bekam.
5 out of 5 stars
Duneen liegt wirklich am Arsch der Welt, ganz, ganz unten im Süden Irlands. Große Dramen finden in dem kleinen Ort nicht statt, und trotzdem könnten viele Leute hier ein bisschen glücklicher sein. Sergeant PJ Collins war nicht immer so dick. Brid Riordan hat früher nicht so viel getrunken. Und auch Evelyn Ross glaubte einmal, ihr Leben könnte einen Sinn haben. Dann bricht der Tag an, als auf dem Grund der BurkeFarm Knochen gefunden werden. Menschliche Knochen. Und es ist vorbei mit der Ruhe.
It is 1987, and a small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony, a group of young friends, including the bride and groom, are involved in an accident. Three survive. Three are killed. The lives of the families are shattered and the rifts between them ripple throughout the small town. Connor survived, but living among the angry and the mourning is almost as hard as carrying the shame of having been the driver. He leaves the only place he knows for another life, taking his secrets with him.
The mystery of Elizabeth Keane's father is one that has never been solved by the people of Buncarragh - not for lack of speculation. Her mother, Patricia, had been assumed a spinster until she began dating a mysterious man from out of town and within months had left Buncarragh and had married. Less than two years later, Patricia was back, with a new baby in her arms but no new husband by her side and unbendingly silent about her recent past. A secret she would take with her to her grave.
Graham Norton's masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss. The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste.
Graham Norton has been entertaining audiences and having fun with some of the world's biggest stars for nearly 20 years. He is loved across the nation for his delight in the peculiar and for his ability to find humour and a common ground in all that life brings.