Cecily Ní Bhaoill leads a lonely life. She was an alcoholic many years ago and as a result she no longer has any contact with her adult daughter or her two grandchildren. Her grand-daughter is now about to make her First Communion and, above anything else, Cecily wants to be there. Can she make contact with her family before it’s too late?
A story that reveals the conflict between the shiny Facebook profile and the reality of life. All the characters are dealing with their own problems – from addiction, to social isolation and domestic violence – and the author uses different voices to highlight the perspectives of three generations of this family. The story is told in simple Irish and words and phrases are explained at the bottom of each page and in the glossary at the end of the book.