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Foster [Special Edition] [Hardcover]

Claire Keegan
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2 Sep 2010
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.

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; Limited edition edition (2 Sep 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0571272878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571272877
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,387,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A heartbreaking, haunting story of childhood, loss and love by one of Ireland’s most acclaimed writers, in a stunning limited edition package.

About the Author

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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A poignant story beautifully written 3 April 2011
This is a moving story of a nameless girl, who is uprooted from her home to live with her mother's relatives for one summer. The contrast between the two homes is startling. Now she has space, she receives good wholesome food, new clothes and affection. Here she flourishes. Here too she learns of a secret.

This is a beautifully written story, with excellent characterisation and vivid, detailed descriptions. I read it in one sitting and certainly will be reading more from this very talented author. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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