Alice Ryan There's Been a Little Incident


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NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2022 Molly Black has disappeared. She's been running away since her parents died. But this time, or so says her note, she's gone for good. There's Been a Little Incident is an award-winning debut about grief, family and the people who are there for you when you can't be there for yourself. 'Warm, wry and genuinely funny' Marian Keyes 'Exceptionally poignant... wildly comic' Irish Times 'Absorbing, uplifting... hopeful' Sinead Crowley 'An exuberant family drama' The Gloss 'A laugh-out-loud novel' Irish Times 'A brilliant read' The Sun

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'Warm, wry and genuinely funny. Alice Ryan has a great ability to describe the nuances of people'
- Marian Keyes

'Here is a story that takes on grief in its many insidious guises, and yet this brave, big-hearted novel is full of warmth and wisdom. Clever, funny and an utterly life-enhancing read'
- Christine Dwyer Hickey

'A story told with great generosity and humour... An absorbing, uplifting and very hopeful read'
- Sinead Crowley

'Ryan's real achievement is to dramatize the process by which family - with all its oddities, misfires and intrusions - acts as a force for recuperation and renewal.'
- Times Literary Supplement

'A refreshing, hugely entertaining novel with depth and ambition that had me compelled from the off. Alice Ryan is an author I will read forever more'
- Anne Griffin

'Accomplished debut novel... full of such deep existential questions, as well as poignant reflections on loneliness and connection; family and belonging. But it is also remarkably light and humorous. Ryan has a Marian Keyes-esque touch'
- Business Post

'This warm and very funny look at family relationships and grief is a brilliant read'
- The Sun

'Alice Ryan's debut novel is an exploration of the binding force of shared grief and personal history'
- Irish Times

'A heartbreaking, but uplifting read that treats grief, connection and loss with a light, but powerful hand'

'A warm and witty family drama... Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one will recognise the non-linear nature of grief, as depicted in this light-hearted, yet empathetic story, full of wit and warmth. This debut deftly conveys the rich tapestry of family dynamics'
- Sunday Independent

'An exuberant family saga... Ryan writes with a featherlight touch but her message is supremely warm and hopeful'
- The Gloss


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