Father Henry's Pet
Based on a true story and set on a culturally unique, sub-tropical island in South East Asia, Pené Moylan's debut novel delivers a plethoric account of her father, Peter Moylan's life.
The devastating effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect are unravelled and with dry humour and pathos. Pené grapples with the East-West dichotomy in a tragic tale of love, sex, murder and the metaphysical.
With insight gained from being confided in by her father and deluged with personal information from her mother's kitchen hand, Dtoy, Pené produces a rich narrative laden with contrasts and testament.