The Foster by Claire KeeganThe Foster by Claire Keegan

The Foster

byClaire Keegan

Mass Market Paperback | October 26, 2010

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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.

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. It announced her as an exceptionally gifted and versatile writer of contemporary fiction and was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature. Her second short story collection, Walk the Blue Fields, was...
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Title:The FosterFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.35 inPublished:October 26, 2010Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571255655

ISBN - 13:9780571255658

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant prose. Keegan writes a brilliant piece of prose. With an economy of words and a talent for description, Keegan delivers here a fabulous short story.
Date published: 2017-07-26