OWL SONG AT DAWN EMMA CLAIRE SWEENEY
Maeve Maloney is a force to be reckoned with. Despite nearing eighty, she keeps Sea View Lodge just as her parents did during Morecambe’s 1950s heyday. But now only her employees and regular guests recognise the tenderness and heartbreak hidden beneath her spikiness.
Until, that is, Vincent shows up. Vincent is the last person Maeve wants to see. He is the only man alive to have known her twin sister, Edie. The nightingale to Maeve’s crow, the dawn to Maeve’s dusk, Edie would have set her sights on the stage – all things being equal. But, from birth, things never were.
If only Maeve could confront the secret past she shares with Vincent, she might finally see what it means to love and be loved – a lesson that her exuberant yet inexplicable twin may have been trying to teach her all along.
| Owl Song at Dawn is inspired by the author Emma Claire Sweeney’s autistic sister. This novel handles disability sensitively and gives a voice to those who have been silenced in the past. Perfect for fans of Karen Joy Fowler, Nathan Filer and Maggie O’Farrell.
PUBLISHED 1.7.2016 BY LEGENED PRESS