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The Coast Road

A poignant debut novel about the lives of women in a claustrophobic coast town and the search for independence in a society that seeks to limit it.

Set in 1994, THE COAST ROAD tells the story of two women --- Izzy Keaveney, a housewife, and Colette Crowley, a poet. Colette has left her husband and sons for a married man in Dublin. When she returns to her home in County Donegal to try to pick up the pieces of her old life, her husband, Shaun, a successful businessman, denies her access to her children.

The only way she can see them is with the help of neighbor Izzy, who is acting as a go-between. Izzy also feels caught in a troubled marriage. The friendship that develops between them ultimately will lead to tragedy for one, and freedom for the other.

Addictive as "Big Little Lies" with a depth and compassion that rivals the works of Claire Keegan, Elizabeth Strout and Colm Tóibín, THE COAST ROAD is a story about the limits placed on women’s lives in Ireland only a generation ago, and the consequences women have suffered trying to gain independence. Award-winning Irish author Alan Murrin reminds us of the price we are forced to pay to find freedom.

Audiobook available, read by Jessica Regan

The Coast Road
by Alan Murrin

  • Publication Date: June 4, 2024
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperVia
  • ISBN-10: 0063336529
  • ISBN-13: 9780063336520