Author(s): Paula McGrath
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In 1982, Jasmine wants to box, but in 1980s Ireland boxing is illegal for girls. In 2012, a gynaecologist agonises about a job offer which would mean escape from the increasingly fraught atmosphere of her Dublin hospital. But what about her mother, stuck in a nursing home? And in Maryland, Ali, whose mother has recently died, hooks up with a biker gang to escape from grandparents she didn't know she had. A History of Running Away is a brilliantly-written novel about running away, growing up and finding out who you are.
Paula McGrath lives in Dublin. Her first novel, Generation, was published in 2015, and described as 'remarkable' by the Sunday Times. She has a background in English Literature and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Limerick. In another life she was a yoga teacher.