A personal message from the author:

Whilst in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, I found myself looking to escape. Writing this book was my escape and is based on my experience living in Dublin, Ireland after an unimaginable loss.

— Shaun Powell

When Clare surrenders the spare-room in her Dublin apartment to Bunker, an online marketplace for lodgings and homestays, she doesn't think much of the fleeting guests that come to stay. In fact, she does her best to avoid them.

Struggling to finish her sophomore novel, and lumbering through life in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy, Clare has lost her way.

But when Zoe, a mysterious and magnetic young woman from Belfast, checks in, Clare can't help her curiosity, and it's this unexpected encounter that will lead her on an extraordinary night around The Fair City – a night that will change Clare's life forever.

The Thing About Space is a striking story about love, loss and friendship, and all the space in-between.

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