Love Like Hate Adore

D M Purcell

What happens when someone you know and trust is accused of rape? What if that person is your brother who was placed in your sole charge from the age of a few months and whom you love as though he were your son?

In Love Like Hate Adore, Angela Devine tells how it happened to her. Before the pain dulls, “before the finer details blow away like dandelion clock”.Deirdre Purcell’s new novel is stunning in its power and honesty. Angela’s story, revealing the intricacies of her relationship with her brother James, is one of warmth, sensitivity and courage, but mostly of overwhelming love. Interspersed with flashes of perfectly observed wit, it is the challenging tale of an extraordinary woman who thinks herself ordinary.

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