Foster

Claire Keegan
AUD $19.99
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A heartbreaking, haunting story of childhood, loss and love.

A small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. And then a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realizes how fragile her idyll is.

Winner of the Davy Byrnes Memorial Prize, Foster is now published in a revised and expanded version. Beautiful, sad and eerie, it is a story of astonishing emotional depth, showcasing Claire Keegan's great accomplishment and talent.

Author bio:

Claire Keegan was born in 1968. Her first collection of short stories, Antarctica, received the Rooney Prize for Literature, and announced her as an exceptionally gifted and versatile writer of contemporary fiction. Her second short story collection, Walk the Blue Fields, was published to enormous critical acclaim in 2007 and won her the 2008 Edge Hill Prize for Short Stories. Claire Keegan lives in County Louth, Ireland.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9780571255658
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: November 2010
Page Extent: 96
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction

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