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Ger Burke grew up in Tuam Co Galway. Having lived for some time in London and later Boston she returned to live in Co Mayo. While in the US she completed a creative writing course in Holyoke College, Massachusetts. She has written historical short stories dealing with recent events in Irish history.
She has had many literary successes, both in print and radio, since becoming a full-
She was a Director of an Arts Festival for many years and is also a former radio correspondent with North West Radio.
In Braided Loves Ger Burke brings the same deftness to this contemporary story as she did to her historical novel.
This is no fluffy, pink popular escapism but a hard-
Here we witness Teresa Goldstein in all her flawed humanity, artfully captured, where denial is her driving force. Her crumbling life brings her into many dark places, where love and living one day at a time are the only things that can bring her through. As a result, it leaves an indelible impression on her readers’ hearts.
Teresa Goldstein is in meltdown. Teacher, writer, wife, mother-
Clairr O' Connor
‘In clear, concise prose, Ger Burke maps the lonely route of Teresa Goldstein through family life, experienced by way of the lens of a bottle. By turns sad and insightful, Braided Loves is a thoroughly Irish novel packed with guilt, secrecy and hope.’
Nuala Ní Chonchúir, author of Mother America
Braided Loves, a novel by Ger Burke
RRP €11.00 ISBN 1907017216