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Foster by Claire Keegan
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Foster

$10.34 USD

Narrator Aoife McMahon
Length 1 hour 26 minutes
Language English
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An international bestseller and one of the Times's "Top 50 Novels Published in the 21st Century," Claire Keegan's piercing contemporary classic Foster is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love; now released as a stand-alone book for the first time ever in the US

It is a hot summer in rural Ireland. A child is taken by her father to live with relatives on a farm, not knowing when or if she will be brought home again. In the Kinsellas' house, she finds an affection and warmth she has not known and slowly, in their care, begins to blossom. But there is something unspoken in this new household—where everything is so well tended to—and this summer must soon come to an end.

Winner of the prestigious Davy Byrnes Award and published in an abridged version in the New Yorker, this internationally bestselling contemporary classic is now available for the first time in the US in a full, stand-alone edition. A story of astonishing emotional depth, Foster showcases Claire Keegan's great talent and secures her reputation as one of our most important storytellers.

Claire Keegan was raised on a farm in Ireland. Her stories have won numerous awards and are translated into more than twenty languages. Antarctica won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was chosen as a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize for the finest collection of stories published in the British Isles. Foster, after winning the Davy Byrnes Award-then the world's richest prize for a story-was recently selected by the Times (UK) as one of the top fifty novels to be published in the twenty-first century. Her stories have been published in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Granta, and Best American Stories. Keegan currently holds the Briena Staunton Fellowship at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Aoife McMahon is an Irish actress with extensive experience in theater, television, and narration. Winner of the 2002 Best Actress Gemini Award for Random Passage opposite Colm Meaney, Aoife has also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Old Vic, and recently completed a U.K. tour of Goodnight Mister Tom.

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