A Ghost in the Throat: Desire and drudgery echo across ages in original debut

Literary Fiction: A Ghost in the Throat Doireann Ní Ghríofa Tramp Press, €15.99

Doireann Ní Gríofa

Justine Carbery

In contemporary society, the presentation of the self is paramount. The lived experience is literally and metaphorically sculpted into a curated narrative. This focus on the self, has, I believe, led to a rising interest in auto-fiction that attempts to reshape and repurpose literary forms, blending fiction, memoir, essay, history, poetry and the visual arts.