Grown-ups now, I was tall, like a man, and Betty was still short, like a child. We’d travelled across towns and men and still ended up living close together again, in the same housing estate, almost right next to each other, raising our families.
Ethel Rohan is the author of The Weight of Him, a debut novel first published in the US (St. Martin’s Press, 14/2/2017) and forthcoming in the UK (Atlantic Books, 1/6/2017). Rohan is also the author of two story collections, Goodnight Nobody and Cut Through the Bone, the former longlisted for The Edge Hill Prize and the latter longlisted for The Story Prize. Her writing has or will appear in The New York Times, World Literature Today, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Southword Journal, and Banshee Lit, among many others. Raised in Dublin, she lives in San Francisco, California.