Antarctica

Product Number: EB00667270
Released: Apr 14, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802189714
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

A prize-winning debut collection of stories by one of contemporary Ireland's most acclaimed and award-winning authors. A compassionate, witty, and unsettling debut story collection by of one of Ireland's most exciting and versatile new talents. From the title story about a married woman who takes a trip to the city with a single purpose in mind—to sleep with another man—Antarctica draws you into a world of obsession, betrayal, and fragile relationships. In "Love in the Tall Grass," Cordelia wakes on the last day of the twentieth century and sets off along the coast road to keep a date, with her lover, that has been nine years in the waiting. In "Passport Soup," Frank Corso mourns the curious disappearance of his nine-year-old daughter and tries desperately to reach out to his shattered wife who has gone mad with grief. Keegan's characters inhabit a world where dreams, memory, and chance can have crippling consequences for those involved. Moving in its quiet intensity, the award-winning Antarctica is a rare and arresting debut. "A keen and unflinching observer, [Keegan] will appeal to fans of Roddy Doyle." —Publishers Weekly "Readers should look forward to seeing her next book." —Booklist

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Author(s): Claire Keegan
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Mar 29, 2016

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