A Good Hiding

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A Good Hiding is a Young Adult novel set in Belfast, exploring themes such as secrets, violence, homophobia and religion. It is told via first person dual narrative through the characters of Nollaig, a pregnant fifteen year old intent on running away, and Stephen, her best friend, a gay teenager who himself has had to escape a violent past. Through their encounter with an Anglican minister who has secrets of his own, Nollaig and Stephen explore what it is to be a friend to someone whose safety requires secrecy and lies.

A Good Hiding was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Undiscovered Voices Anthology put together by SCWBI.

You can read an extract from the novelĀ here.

A Good Hiding is published by Atom books.



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