All Summer

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ISBN 9780571215638 Format Paperback
9780571215638
Paperback
Published 06/05/2004 Length 256 pages
256

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Anna Hunt has lost her memory and is on the run. From who and what she is unsure, but trapped in the present she seems certain of only one thing - she is somehow linked to the stolen painting currently being restored in the National Gallery. In a wonderfully unsettling first novel, Claire Kilroy manages to combine beautiful, poetic prose with the menacing atmosphere of a thriller as she explores themes of memory, violence, art and escape.

'A compelling read. The surprises are real and yet so subtly tracked . . . It's a thriller, a confession and a love story framed by a meditation on the arts.' Margaret Reynolds, The Times

Anna Hunt has lost her memory and is on the run. From who and what she is unsure, but trapped in the present she seems certain of only one thing - she is somehow linked to the stolen painting currently being restored in the National Gallery. In a wonderfully unsettling first novel, Claire Kilroy manages to combine beautiful, poetic prose with the menacing atmosphere of a thriller as she explores themes of memory, violence, art and escape.'A compelling read. The surprises are real and yet so subtly tracked . . . It's a thriller, a confession and a love story framed by a meditation on the arts.' Margaret Reynolds, The Times
  • About Claire Kilroy

    Claire Kilroy's debut novel All Summer was described in The Times as 'compelling ... a thriller, a confession and a love story framed by a meditation on the arts', and was awarded the 2004 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Her second novel, Tenderwire was shortlisted for the 2007 Irish Novel of the Year and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. It was followed, in 2009, by the highly acclaimed novel, All Names Have Been Changed. Educated at Trinity College, she lives in Dublin.

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