Where They Were Missed
It is Belfast in the 1980s and Daisy and Saoirse are living through the hottest summer ever. The yard is too hot, their mother keeps flying off the handle and their father doesn't come home until late. Things aren't improved by the neighbourhood children who call them names and leave nasty things on their doorstep. Police sirens whine through the streets at night and Daisy asks why they can't have a mural painted on their house like the other houses down the road. Then one day a tragedy occurs and life changes for good. Ten years later Saoirse is in Gweebarra Bay in Southern Ireland, living with her aunt and uncle, far from the sadness of her childhood in Belfast. She has managed to hook a good-looking local lad and is preparing for the school dance. But there is still an aching absence in her life and soon she will discover that her extended family is holding the secret to what really happened when she left her childhood home.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Ards Peninsula auld Aunt Bernadette aunty baby ballerina Baps Belfast breath Camogie Children's BBC comes couple crying Cuchulainn Daddy goes Daddy says Daddy's Daisy goes Daisy's Deirdre Dennehy Derry door eyes face father feel fingers flash girls funny Gaeltacht garden girl gone Grandpa Tony Greyabbey Gweebarra Bay Gweebarra Sands hair hands head hear Ice Pop inside Isabella Jesus kitchen laugh Letterkenny living look LUCY CALDWELL Mairead Mammy goes Mammy says Mammy's Manus Miss Deeny mother never night O'Conor play pushing Daisy remember round Saoirse scared shake shouting Shreddies side Sister sleep smile soda bread sofa sorry staring stay stop story suddenly Taig talk tell there's things tigers tight Tir-nan-Og turns Ulaid Uncle Brendan voice walk watch wee bit What's whisper window Yeah youse