Angels of Destruction is the mesmerising story of Norah, a nine-year-old girl who seems to materialize out of thin air when she arrives one bitterly cold night on the doorstep of Margaret Quinn. A widow who lives alone, Margaret has never got over the loss of her own child, a runaway named Erica who fled with her high school sweetheart, Wiley, to join a ‘60s-style band of West Coast revolutionaries known as the Angels of Destruction.
Norah becomes Margaret’s secret, a child possessed of magical qualities. But who is she really? And what is her purpose on earth? And what is this strange child’s connection to Margaret’s missing daughter? Beautifully written with a sensibility that skirts a fine line between the real and the imagined, the fantastic and the hoped for, Angels of Destruction is an unforgettable story about hope and fear, heartbreak and redemption. It more than confirms the promise of Keith Donohue’s highly praised first novel, The Stolen Child.