An exquisite winter tale of courage, and its cost -- set in Catholic Ireland. A SUNDAY TIMES AND IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER Chosen as ...
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An exquisite winter tale of courage, and its cost -- set in Catholic Ireland.
A SUNDAY TIMES AND IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER
Chosen as a Spectator, Irish Times and Irish Independent Book of the Year
THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FOSTER, ANTARCTICA AND WALK THE BLUE FIELDS
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION AND THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE AND THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AT THE DALKEY LITERARY AWARDS
'A single one of Keegan's grounded, powerful sentences can contain volumes of social history. Every word is the right word in the right place, and the effect is resonant and deeply moving.' Hilary Mantel (Winner of the Booker Prize 2009 and 2012)
'This is a tale of courage and compassion, of good sons and vulnerable young mothers. Absolutely beautiful.' Douglas Stuart (Winner of the Booker Prize 2020)
'Marvellous-exact and icy and loving all at once.' Sarah Moss
'A haunting, hopeful masterpiece.' Sinéad Gleeson
A BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK CHOSEN AS A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME
It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him - and encounters the complicit silences of a people controlled by the Church.
The long-awaited new work from the author of Foster, Small Things Like These is an unforgettable story of hope, quiet heroism and tenderness.
'Astonishing. Claire Keegan makes her moments real - and then she makes them matter.' Colm Tóibín
'A true gift of a book. a sublime Chekhovian shock.' Andrew O'Hagan
'A moral tale that is unsentimental and deeply affecting, because true and right.' David Hayden
Vorwort An exquisite winter tale of courage, and its cost -- set in Catholic Ireland.
Autorentext Claire Keegan's stories are translated into more than thirty languages. Antarctica won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize for the finest collection of stories published in the British Isles. Foster won the Davy Byrnes Award and in 2020 was chosen by The Times as one of the top fifty works of fiction to be published in the twenty-first century. Small Things Like These was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize, awarded for the best work of literature, regardless of form, to be published in the English language. It won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, the Ambassadors' Prize and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.
An exquisite winter tale of courage - and its cost, set in Catholic Ireland.
Zusammenfassung An exquisite winter tale of courage - and its cost - set in Catholic Ireland.