Kadie Kingston is a young woman in flight and in pursuit. For reasons too awful to think about, she's running from Milenko, the glorious Croatian she is due to marry. And she's chasing her best friend who has fled Cork rather than face sudden crushing grief. Misunderstandings and missed messages see Kadie hauling her travel-phobic heartbroken self around the globe starting in a mortuary in Stockholm and ending on a boat in Queensland - before she can go home. Along the way, she somehow starts to get that precious thing perspective. And, despite herself, she also comes by something nearly as precious: a no-ties fling that is just the ticket to launch her new post-Milenko life. But, Milenko isn't giving up on her that easily and the fling may not be quite as forgettable as she wants it to be.
Denyse Devlin is the daughter of an Irish diplomat. As a result of that, and of her career as a translator in the Middle East, she has travelled extensively and had many homes around the world. In 1987 she settled in Co Cork with her husband. They have two teenage daughters. Hopscotch is her fourth novel