Have you ever loved someone but wanted them to change? But when they changed you wanted them back to the way they were?
As with any family, the relationship between parent and child can be challenging, each negotiating how they fit and belong in one another's lives. It's no different with the O'Briens. Mr. O'Brien's struggle with his daughter, Mary-Kate, seems unending. In his eyes she is dull, and worse than that, she is contemplating becoming a nun. His wife is at her wits end. She does her best to bring peace, but there seems to be no peace to be had. And after Mr. O'Brien adds the scoundrel Patrick Fitzpatrick to the mix it would seem that there is nothing left for Mrs. O'Brien to do but fall on her knees and cross herself. But as in life, not everything is as it seems.
(Tnúth is a finished novel, with only the first 10 chapters uploaded.)
A special thanks to Bradley Wind for creating my cover.