Book Launch - Anne McCabe
Join us for the launch of Anne McCabe's new novel-
'So Much at One', a forbidden romance about a monk and a younger woman.
A great summer read!
Reception and readings on a summer's evening.
Wednesday 17th July at 7.30pm.
‘SO MUCH AT ONE’, by ANNE MC CABE
-a spiritual love story…or a forbidden romance?
Anne McCabe’s new novel, ‘So Much at One’ is a story about loss and longing in a life of celibacy. It tells the story of a monk in an enclosed order who meets a vulnerable younger woman on retreat, leading to surprising consequences.
The novel allows the reader into the conflict of faith versus flesh, bringing us from the confines of the monastery to the streets of Paris, and the consequences of religious obsession.
Anne was inspired by the doomed love affair of the medieval French couple ‘Héloise and Abélard’, and also by her own visits to monasteries to take time out from her busy job in television.
The publication of this new novel, ‘So Much At One’, has been made possible by Books@One, a community bookshop and social enterprise in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, funded by the philanthropic One Foundation.
Anne McCabe wrote her first novel ‘Under the Avalanche’ six years ago. The story was set in a valley in Wicklow and was inspired by the Kerry Babies mystery and subsequent tribunal to explore attitudes to secret pregnancies, secrets and shame.
McCabe, who won a Jacob’s TV Award, was the R.T.E producer who reported on the Kerry case at the time. She worked in R.T.E. for many years where she directed TV dramas, with Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne and Liam Cunningham among others. She came west as part of the start-up team for TG4.