Spilt Milk by Lana Citron
Dublin girl Murray Pogue crosses the Atlantic, fleeing something in her past and following the Irish dream of a new life in America. She stumbles through a bizarre, surreal landscape of thieves, strippers, preachers and pimps. At last she washes up in Chicago, on the shores of the great lake. Loitering on the street, outside an art gallery, she sees Manfredi through the glass window, “red the colour of his hair or ginger, and his eyes were amber”.
The postcards and letters which arrive from her mother pull her back to her childhood in Ireland. Through Murray’s story Lana Citron tells a tale of modern love and the ties that bind us with a fresh, Gaelic lilt and humour – an engrossing read and a character of great charm, Murray Pogue’s picaresque adventures in the land of dreams beguile and enchant.
Prize-winning Irish author and scriptwriter, Lana’s novels are: Sucker, Spilt Milk, Transit, The Honey Trap and The Brodsky Touch.Other published works include short stories, poetry, scripts and radio plays. Her work has been translated into many languages and published in the States. Her first nonfiction,A Compendium of Kisses was book of the week in The Economist and described as ‘an intellectual and indulgent treat; a wonderful and comprehensive book on all things osculatory’, followed by the publication of Edible Pleasures – a textbook of aphrodisiacs .