The award-winning novella from Irish author Claire Keegan.

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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.

Foster is a “long short story.” It was published in The New Yorker, and in expanded form as a stand-alone book by Faber and Faber. Claire Keegan has also published two collections of short stories with Faber, Antarctica (1999), and Walk the Blue Fields (2007).


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Weight 0.26 kg