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In the absence of miracles / Michael J. Malone.

Malone, Michael J., (author.).


"John Docherty's mother has just been taken into a nursing home following a massive stroke and she's unlikely to be able to live independently again. With no other option than to sell the family home, John sets about packing up everything in the house. In sifting through the detritus of his family's past he's forced to revisit, and revise his childhood. For in a box, in the attic, he finds undeniable truth that he had a brother who disappeared when he himself was only a toddler. A brother no one ever mentioned. A brother he knew absolutely nothing about. A discovery that sets John on a journey from which he may never recover. For sometimes in that space where memory should reside there is nothing but silence, smoke and ash. And in the absence of truth, in the absence of a miracle, we turn to prayer. And to violence."--Publisher description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781912374793
  • ISBN: 191237479X
  • Physical Description: 296 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Orenda Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes an extract from A Suitable Lie, by the author.
Subject: Homecoming > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library Malo (Text) 33294002122901 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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