Tender

A Novel
Product Number: EB00614557
Released: Feb 16, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780316265515
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
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A Kirkus Best Book of the Year An Electric Literature Best Book of the Year A Lithub Best Book of the Year A searing novel about longing, intimacy and obsession from the award-winning author of Solace. When they meet in Dublin in the late nineties, Catherine and James become close as two friends can be. She is a sheltered college student, he an adventurous, charismatic young artist. In a city brimming with possibilities, he spurs her to take life on with gusto. But as Catherine opens herself to new experiences, James's life becomes a prison; as changed as the new Ireland may be, it is still not a place in which he feels able to truly be himself. Catherine, grateful to James and worried for him, desperately wants to help-but as time moves on, and as life begins to take the friends in difference directions, she discovers that there is a perilously fine line between helping someone and hurting him further. When crisis hits, Catherine finds herself at the mercy of feelings she cannot control, leading her to jeopardize all she holds dear. By turns exhilarating and devastating, Tender is a dazzling exploration of human relationships, of the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we are taught to tell. It is the story of first love and lost innocence, of discovery and betrayal. A tense high-wire act with keen psychological insights, this daring novel confirms Belinda McKeon as a major voice in contemporary fiction, joining the ranks of the masterful Edna O'Brien and Anne Enright.

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Author(s): Belinda McKeon
Original Publish Date: Feb 16, 2016

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Author(s): Belinda McKeon
Narrator(s): Michelle Ferguson
Product Number Z100116293
Released: Mar 24, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781478966562

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