Walk the Blue Fields Paperback – 1 May 2008
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'Impressive ... [Keegan] is magnificent at capturing the rapturous, brimming vigour of the present and of nature.'
-- Observer - Paperback of the Week
'Keegan ... adds the timing of her masters, McGahern and Trevor to her imaginative realist's art.' -- Irish Times
'Like Chekhov, Keegan has the ability to sum up a life, or a significant chunk of one, in apparently trivial, quotidian events.' -- Independent on Sunday
'Perfect short stories.' -- Anne Enright, Guardian
'These are exquisite stories, so intricately wrought, so strange and beguiling as to entirely bewitch.' -- Guardian
Walk the Blue Fields by Claire Keegan is the long awaited second collection from prize-winning author of Antarctica.See all Product Description
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I loan out lots of my books, most never to be seen again :), but this one I will not part with, insisting my friends buy their own copy. Buy it, read it, enjoy it, keep it.
That the author comes from the community that she writes about gives her short stories a greater depth and understanding.
Each story speaks of the personal stories and tragedies of individuals and there is a poignancy and sense of abandonment
as well as laughter and joy woven through. The books title," walk the blue fields" is one of the saddest stories, yet beautiful whilst "The long and painful death" is quite dark.
I loved the images of country life and the stories about dancing were real gems ; you could see them dancing on the pages and hear the music!! a truly gifted writer
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An enjoyable collection of short stories that don't necessarily tie up the loose ends but leave you thinking and reflecting. Loved it.Published 9 months ago by Brendan Ward
There are greater stories to be read. I find this collection to be somewhat uninspiring.Published 9 months ago by Patricia
Claire takes her reader to places not much frequented by ordinary writers. A shanachaoi for the modern era, perhaps to connect us back to our roots. And brave to boot.Published 13 months ago by eamon somers
Beautiful. Never read a dud by Ms Keegan yet and imagine I never will. She is a tory-teller of absolute craft.Published on 22 Feb. 2014 by Lulubeth
I am not a fan of the short story form, and only bought this as it wasa reading group choice. Given that, I would say they are well written stories, and generally well liked by our... Read morePublished on 20 Dec. 2013 by Toonie