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Walk the Blue Fields

Claire Keegan

Walk the Blue Fields by Claire Keegan is the long awaited second collection from prize-winning author of Antarctica.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571233076
Date Published
01.05.2008
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Summary

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‘No better feeling than reading a book that makes you excited to discover everything its author has ever written…’ — 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 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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Claire Keegan was born in 1968 and grew up on a farm in Wicklow. Her first collection of short stories, Antarctica, was completed in 1998. It announced her as an exceptionally gifted and versatile writer of contemporary fiction and was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature. Her second short story collection, Walk the Blue Fields, was published to enormous critical…

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