Literature Ireland
A History of Running Away
© Éditions de la Table Ronde, 2019

A History of Running Away

Paula McGrath

A History of Running Away follows three women at different stages of their lives: Jasmine, a female boxer who falls foul of a ban on the sport in 1980s Ireland; a gynaecologist in present-day Dublin, who is increasingly frustrated by the constitutional ban on abortion; and Ali, in Maryland, whose mother has recently died and escapes from the grandparents she didn’t know she had.

John Murray 2017

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