by Paula McGrath
Fiction (Ireland), 256 pages
Publisher: John Murray, 15 Jun. 2017
Order: Amazon UK
A History of Running Away follows three women at different stages of their lives: Jasmine, a female boxer who falls foul of a ban on the sport in 1980s Ireland; a gynaecologist in present-day Dublin, who is increasingly frustrated by the constitutional ban on abortion; and Ali, in Maryland, whose mother has recently died and escapes from the grandparents she didn’t know she had.