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Ethel Rohan is the author of In the Event of Contact, winner of the Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize (May, 2021). Her debut novel The Weight of Him (St. Martin's Press and Atlantic Books, 2017) was an Amazon, Bustle, KOBO, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book, and was shortlisted for the Reading Women Award. She is also the author of the story collections, Goodnight Nobody and Cut Through the Bone, the former longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and the latter longlisted for the Story Prize. Her work has appeared widely, including The New York Times, World Literature Today, The Washington Post, PEN America, The Irish Times, Tin House, and Guernica. Raised in Ireland, she lives in San Francisco. ...more

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Ethel Rohan Hi Tony,

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my first novel The Weight of Him and for this kind feedback. It means a lot to know how deeply this…more
Hi Tony,

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my first novel The Weight of Him and for this kind feedback. It means a lot to know how deeply this novel is resonating with readers.

There are a number of interviews online where I talk about the spark that set this book in motion. This is a link to one of my more recent interviews. I hope you find it answers your question. http://shaunaswriting.com/wordpress/p...

Happy reading and living.

Thanks again,

Ethel.(less)
Ethel Rohan Hi Jen,

Sorry, I only saw this message now. If you're still interested, Amazon reviews are active: https://www.amazon.com/Weight-Him-Nov...

Thanks so mu…more
Hi Jen,

Sorry, I only saw this message now. If you're still interested, Amazon reviews are active: https://www.amazon.com/Weight-Him-Nov...

Thanks so much again for your interest in my first novel, and your support.

Best wishes,

Ethel.(less)
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The Weight of Him

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In the Event of Contact

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Cut Through the Bone

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“Billy felt he would burst. He knew that feeling well. But never in a good way. Until now.”
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“Why did it take tragedy to bring out the best in us? And why was that state of grace so fleeting?”
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“He'd never known he had so much fight in him. Never known he could be capable of so much... He was going to change the world.”
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Anastasia Hi Ethel. Nice ot be friends.


Savannah Ethel, thank you for the friendship.


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Ethel Rohan My pleasure, Christine.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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Leah Hanson thank you so much :-) I cant wait to read Cut Through The Bone


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Ethel Rohan Briana wrote: "Thank you for adding me! I am so excited about Cut Through The Bone...can't wait to read it!! =D"

Hi Briana,

Thank you for your note and excitement. I very much hope you enjoy reading Cut Through the Bone.

Cheers,

Ethel.


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Ethel Rohan Amanda wrote: "I just received the copy of Cut Through the Bone you sent through the goodreads giveaway. I can't wait to start reading it! Thank you!"

Hi Amanda, my apologies. I just spotted this message now and don't think I responded. I'm so glad you received Cut Through the Bone and I very much hope you enjoy the collection.

Cheers,

Ethel.


Briana Thank you for adding me! I am so excited about Cut Through The Bone...can't wait to read it!! =D


Amanda I just received the copy of Cut Through the Bone you sent through the goodreads giveaway. I can't wait to start reading it! Thank you!


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =-)

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Ethel Rohan Jason wrote: "Welcome! And here I didn't even know you weren't on here because we have so many social networks to keep up with. :)"

I know, Jason, it's overwhelming, isn't it. I need to play around in here, figure it out ...


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Jason Jordan Welcome! And here I didn't even know you weren't on here because we have so many social networks to keep up with. :)


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