Hope against Hope


Author: Sheena Wilkenson

Publisher: Little Island

The year is 1921. Ireland has been at war for two years. Communities are torn apart by bitter hatred – and now a hard border splits the island.

In Belfast, Helen’s Hope hostel is a progessive space where young women live and work together – a haven of tolerance and diversity in a fractured city. But some people hate Helen’s Hope and its values. Another pitch-perfect historical novel from the prize-winning author of Star by Star.

‘Funny, moving and full of wisdom, Hope Against Hope shows Sheena Wilkinson is a writer at the top of her game.’ – Jan Carson, author of The Fire Starters, winner of the EU Prize for Literature 2019