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  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241333969
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $17.99

Bad Apples



The stunning new novel about family secrets and uncomfortable truths from the author of The Accident Season.

The day after the funeral all our mourning clothes hung out on the line like sleeping bats. 'This will be really embarrassing,' I kept saying to my family, 'when she shows up at the door in a week or two.'

When Deena's wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears - presumed dead - her family are heartbroken. But Mandy has always been troubled. It's just another bad thing to happen to Deena's family. Only Deena refuses to believe it's true.

And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family's blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions - but a curse, handed down through the generations. Mandy has gone in search of the curse's roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family's rotten past - or rip it apart forever.

  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241333969
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

Moira Fowley-Doyle

Moïra is half-French, half-Irish and lives in Dublin where she writes magic realism, reads tarot cards and raises witch babies. Moïra's first novel, The Accident Season, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and received widespread critical acclaim. Her second, Spellbook of the Lost and Found, was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award.

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