The UnforeseenDorothy Macardle
They would have burnt me in the Middle Ages … witches are a nuisance. They are dangerous.
In 1938, Virgilia Wilde, an Irish writer, leaves England to begin a new life in the tranquil setting of Wicklow with her daughter Nan. As strange visions threaten those around her, Virgilia must decide if she can intervene and prevent tragedies to come, or if her worst fears must play out as she helplessly looks on…
This follow-up to the critically acclaimed haunted-house novel The Uninvited is a sharply observed account of pre-World War II Dublin, as well as a darkly prophetic forecast of things to come. The Unforeseen reaffirms Macardle as Ireland’s answer to Shirley Jackson.
Praise for The Uninvited
‘One of the most entertaining Irish novels I’ve read all year.’
– The Irish Times
‘Terrific. A gripping ghost story that warns precisely about the silencing act of history and the dangerous process of transforming women into symbols.’ – Dublin Inquirer