So often things in life end and we wish for just one more conversation, one chance to say what needed to be said, ask what you wanted to and hear the other side of what it was really like, who you really were. Hiraeth Phoenix tells the story of a young couple’s relationship by exploring each person’s version of events. It begins with Phoenix, who is in shock and anger following Hiraeth’s sudden departure with no plausible explanation, apart from her realization that they are no longer growing together, expressed in her poetic style. At the end of the first half of the novel, the reader sympathises with him and finds it difficult not to judge Hiraeth for her seemingly selfish behaviour. However, in the second half Hiraeth has a chance to explain herself, to explore the cavities of her soul, her sensitivity. The novel takes the reader on a journey through the heartbreak of a break up, a divorce, the unexpected challenges, the loss that follows, but also the renewal and beauty of second chances. And at the end, it beckons, if you had that chance to see both sides of the story, would it change your behaviour, your ultimate choice?
All characters in this novel are entirely imaginary and any resemblance to persons living or dead or actual events is purely coincidental.
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