‘A haunting, hopeful masterpiece.’ –Sinéad Gleeson
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.
About the Author
Claire Keegan was born in 1968 and grew up on a farm in Wicklow. Her first collection of short stories, Antarctica, was completed in 1998. Her second collection, Walk the Blue Fields, was published to enormous critical acclaim in 2007. It won her the 2008 Edge Hill Prize for Short Stories. She lives in County Wexford, Ireland.
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