Three Days of Summer: a novel by C. J. Allan

About Three Days of Summer: a novel by C. J. Allan

A powerful novel about a young woman’s coming of age set on the Wild Atlantic Way in the middle of the last century, as she experiences death and life for the first time.

Told through Breena’s eyes, we share her internal turmoil as she wrestles with family expectations, external events, her emotions and her dreams for a wider world that beckons. 

A rite of passage set in the confines of a small town in rural Ireland, the reader is gripped by the novel’s intensity as Breena lives through just three days of summer…

The novel is also a homage to the values and rituals of a community embedded in the land and the sea which has much to teach us all these years later.

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Completed in 1974, Three Days of Summer is the second novel by C. J. Allan. Her first volume – two novellas titled – Gerald and Breenea & Rose, was published by Faber & Faber to much acclaim in 1967.

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