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Foster (Hardcover)

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I'm ready to jump on the Claire Keegan bandwagon! This novella is absolutely perfect. Precise details and observations, and a gorgeous ending.

— From MARY

One of those books you can read in an afternoon (or evening)—but what an afternoon: stunning, gorgeous, quiet, intense, like the deep well of clean, cool, pure-tasting water that features in one of the scenes of this tiny page-turning masterpiece.

— From arlo

My favorite book of the year so far.

HOLIDAY 2023 UPDATE: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: one of the best books I’ve read this year. In all honesty, and not to be cheesy, although this is very cheesy, reading Foster reminded me of the power of good writing/storytelling. Do you think it’s every day that I ruin a book with my own teardrops?! It is not.

— From Alena

November 2022 Indie Next List


“Claire Keegan has a way of telling a story where the space between words counts as much as the words themselves. Atmospheric and moving, one finishes her novels and sits in admiration of them. Easily as good as Small Things Like These.”
— Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA

Description


An international bestseller and one of The Times' "Top 50 Novels Published in the 21st Century," Claire Keegan's piercing contemporary classic Foster is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love; now released as a standalone book for the first time ever in the USIt is a hot summer in rural Ireland. A child is taken by her father to live with relatives on a farm, not knowing when or if she will be brought home again. In the Kinsellas' house, she finds an affection and warmth she has not known and slowly, in their care, begins to blossom. But there is something unspoken in this new household--where everything is so well tended to--and this summer must soon come to an end.Winner of the prestigious Davy Byrnes Award and published in an abridged version in the New Yorker, this internationally bestselling contemporary classic is now available for the first time in the US in a full, standalone edition. A story of astonishing emotional depth, Foster showcases Claire Keegan's great talent and secures her reputation as one of our most important storytellers.

About the Author


Claire Keegan's works of fiction are internationally acclaimed and have been translated into thirty languages. Antarctica won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize for the finest collection of stories published in the British Isles. Foster won the Davy Byrnes Award -- the world's richest prize for a short story. Small Things Like These was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize. It won the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and The Kerry Prize for Irish Novel of the Year. She was awarded Woman of the Year for Literature in Ireland, 2022, and Author of the Year, 2023.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802160140
ISBN-10: 080216014X
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English