Eighteen-year-old Debbie lives on a dairy farm in Kildare with her mother and her uncle Billy – who lives in a caravan in the garden. Debbie’s mum Maeve’s grip on reality is increasingly tenuous, and she spends her days recording her dreams, which are more real than her daylight hours. This world is Debbie’s normal, but she is about to step into life as a student at university in Dublin. Debbie finds life increasingly difficult to navigate between the world of home, and her new life, coming to see that sometimes even the maddest of families are our real places of safety. Snowflake is a startling, honest, laugh and cry novel about growing up and leaving home.
Manilla Press 2021
Translated into: Polish, Russian