By Kernan Andrews
WHO IS Alice?, the debut novel by Galway based writer Miranda Manning has just been published by Poolbeg press.
When Alice arrives home from school with her two children, she finds herself locked out of her apartment. From herre she begins to discover that the man she loves is in line for the top job in the country, and a secret mistress and two daughters are not part of the plan.
Born in Cork, Miranda has been living in Galway city since the early 1990s andn has had short stories published here and in Britiain.
Who is Alice? has enjoyed criticial acclaim with the Irish Independent calling it “a highly original novel” where a “pervasive air of menace ....drives the narrative and gives it an edge.” The Evening Echo described it as “a great read...a graphic peek at political life, family life and the harrowing truth of ‘life from the other side’.”