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THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FOSTER, ANTARCTICA AND WALK THE BLUE FIELDS
‘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
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.
‘[Claire Keegan] creates luminous effects with spare material, so every line seems to be a lesson in the perfect deployment of both style and emotion.’
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