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  • by Claire Keegan
    £8.99 - 11.49

    THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FOSTER, ANTARCTICA AND WALK THE BLUE FIELDS'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 'This is a tale of courage and compassion, of good sons and vulnerable young mothers. Absolutely beautiful.' Douglas Stuart 'Marvellous-exact and icy and loving all at once.' Sarah Moss 'A haunting, hopeful masterpiece.' Sinead Gleeson 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 Toibin '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

  • by Claire Keegan
    £11.99 - 14.49

    En lille, unavngiven pige vokser op i en fattig familie i 1980’ernes Irland. Hendes mor er gravid igen, og derfor sender forældrene pigen i pleje på ubestemt tid.På gården i det sydøstlige Irland vokser grøntsagerne i overflod, køerne giver rigeligt med mælk, og sommeren er varm og åben. Her oplever pigen for første gang, hvordan det føles at blive mødt med omsorg og forståelse – men da en familiehemmelighed afsløres for hende, mærker hun samtidig, hvor skrøbeligt det hele er.Om forfatteren:Claire Keegan (f. 1968) er irsk forfatter. Hun har tidligere udgivet to novellesamlinger og vundet priser som The Olive Cook Award, The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature og The William Trevor Prize. Hendes noveller er oversat til 17 sprog. I november 2021 udkom Keegans kortroman "Den slags små ting" på dansk.

  • by Claire Keegan
    £8.99

    A small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. And then a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realizes how fragile her idyll is. Winner of the Davy Byrnes Memorial Prize, Foster is now published in a revised and expanded version. Beautiful, sad and eerie, it is a story of astonishing emotional depth, showcasing Claire Keegan's great accomplishment and talent.

  • by Claire Keegan
    £11.99 - 14.49

    "Den slags små ting" er en tidløs og universel historie fra 1980’ernes Irland og en rørende fortælling om menneskelighed og mod.Bill Furlong og hans familie har travlt i dagene op til jul. Mens hans kone og fem døtre gør klar til familiens festmåltid, skal kulhandleren Bill ud med leverancer til hele byen. Midt i de praktiske gøremål begynder nogle af tilværelsens store spørgsmål at trænge sig på. Bills mor arbejdede som hushjælp, og selvom hun blev gravid som 15-årig, fik hun og Bill højst usædvanligt lov at blive i huset. I timerne op til jul tænker Bill ikke kun på, at han aldrig har fået at vide, hvem hans far var – han spekulerer også over, hvor lidt, der skulle til, før hans liv var blevet helt anderledes.Dagens sidste leverance er til byens kloster. Udover nonnerne, der har en magtfuld position i det lille katolske samfund, huser klosteret en række unge, ugifte piger, som er blevet gravide og derfor må skjules for omverdenen. Men da Bill ankommer, ser han noget, der hvirvler hans fortid op og sætter ham i et moralsk dilemma. Om forfatteren:Claire Keegan (f. 1968) er irsk forfatter. Hun har tidligere udgivet to novellesamlinger og vundet priser som The Olive Cook Award, The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature og The William Trevor Prize. Hendes noveller er oversat til 17 sprog. I 2022 udkommer Keegans kortroman Foster (2010) på dansk under titlen "Omsorg".

  • - Faber Stories
    by Claire Keegan
    £5.99

    Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

  • by Claire Keegan
    £8.99

    A long-haired woman moves into the priest's house and sets fire to his furniture. That Christmas, the electricity goes out. A forester mortgages his land and goes off to a seaside town looking for a wife. He finds a woman eating alone in the hotel. A farmer wakes half-naked and realises the money is almost gone. And in the title story, a priest waits on the altar for a bride and battles, all that wedding day, with his memories of a love affair. In her long-awaited second collection, Claire Keegan observes an Ireland wrestling with its past.

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