A Big Confession Box
Full title: The Penance Room [a novel]
Creator / Author: Carol Coffey
Item Type / Page count: Book / 390p
When Published: 2010
Publisher / Place of Publication: Poolbeg Press / 123 Grange Hill, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.
About: The residents of Broken Hill Nursing Home in Australia all have a troubled past. A mysterious younger man arrives to chronicle the lives of these elderly immigrants. Would their secrets best be left uncovered or, if revealed, what will the fall-out be? This is the author’s second novel.
ID number(s): 9781842234082
WW Connection #1: The author lives in the Baltinglass area of West Wicklow.
Extra #1: Opening line: “”Mum!” I scream as I jump from my bed and stare into the darkness. Sweat drips from my face and, as my breathing eases, I realise that I have dreamt the same dream once again and have woken as usual just in time to feel the vibrations of the 3 a.m. freight train to Sydney as it pases by the back of our house…”
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