- 13 Oct 20
Mother Mother is set to be released next year.
Internationally-acclaimed Irish DJ, presenter and podcaster Annie Mac has revealed that she has a novel on the way – Mother Mother, out in May 2021 through Wildfire Books.
Set to be published under her full name, Annie MacManus, her Mother Mother is described as "a powerful coming-of-age novel and an intimate family study."
"It's about finding light in dark places, and it examines the cost of unconditional love," the description for Annie Mac's debut novel reads. "Mary McConnell grew up longing for information about the mother she never knew, who died suddenly when Mary was only a baby. Her brother Sean was barely old enough to remember, and their father numbed his pain with drink. Now aged thirty-five, Mary has lived in the same house her whole life. She's never left Belfast. She has a son, TJ, who's about to turn eighteen, and is itching to see more of the world.
"One Saturday morning, TJ wakes up to find his mother gone. He doesn't know where - or why - but he's the only one who can help find her."
Mother Mother is a story about family ties, addiction, the resilience of women and the teflon-strength bond that can exist between a mother and a son. It is about the cost of unconditional love, but also about finding light in the darkest of places. https://t.co/qO9nZ3ZTQJ pic.twitter.com/WruRm5Ctly
— Annie Mac (@anniemacmanus) October 12, 2020
As well as hosting her popular BBC Radio 1 show, Annie Mac also hosts her own podcast, Changes with Annie Mac.
Mother Mother is available to pre-order now here.
Revisit one of our classic interviews with Annie Mac here.