Small Things Like These

Claire Keegan

An exquisite winter tale of courage — and its cost, set in Catholic Ireland.

£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571368709
Date Published
03.11.2022
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Summary

** A Book of the Year in The TimesThe New Statesman – ObserverFinancial TimesIrish TimesIrish IndependentTimes Literary Supplement **

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE AND THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE AND THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AT THE DALKEY LITERARY AWARDS

‘Exquisite.’ Damon Galgut

‘Masterly.’ The Times

‘Miraculous.’ Herald

‘Astonishing.’ Colm Tóibín

‘Stunning.’ Sunday Independent

‘Absolutely beautiful.’ Douglas Stuart

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.

Critic Reviews

A genuine one-in-a-generation writer.

The Times
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[A] snowglobe of a story that fits a whole bustling, striving, yearning world into 114 finely wrought pages.

Sunday Times
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Powerful and affecting and very timely . . . deeply moving.

Hilary Mantel
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Truly great . . . quietly radical

Ali Smith, Guardian
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Stunning . . . A haunting, hopeful masterpiece.

Sinéad Gleeson
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Remarkable . . . Truly exquisite.

Daily Telegraph
ClaireKeegan

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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