Returning to the home where he was traumatically taken into foster care as a young child, Gavigan is on a journey about his late mother and indeed, about himself.
Natasha, although from a different rung on the social ladder, also had a challenging upbringing in a family comprising a loving, but absent, father and a mother who is emotionally remote.
Set during the period of the Celtic Tiger crash, 'Two Lives' is a story of two people's efforts to overcome adversity. Can they succeed? As with his previous novel, 'The Boy in the Gap', Paul Soye explores these issues with sensitivity, assuredness and skill.