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Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary
  

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Unfolding in the sea-bright, rain-soaked Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade is a beautiful, cinematic novel about desire, longing, grief, hope and the things that remain unspoken. It is about how deeply we can connect with one another, and the choices we must also make alone.

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Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary

Her house is on Montpelier Parade: just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working there on the garden one Saturday with his father, Sonny is full of curiosity. Then the back door eases open and she comes down the path toward him. Vera. Chance encounters become shy arrangements, and soon Sonny is in love for the first time. Casting off his lonely life of dreams and quiet violence for this new, intoxicating encounter, he longs to know Vera, even to save her. But what is it that Vera isn't telling him?

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'I hope that someone will give me and advance copy... I've heard it's lyrical, brave and inventive - everything I look for in a novel.' -- Maggie O'Farrell Observer, Book of the Year


About the Author

Karl Geary was born in Dublin, and moved to New York City at age sixteen. He has worked as a script writer (Coney Island Baby), and an actor (Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, and Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall), and has adapted and directed Dorothy Parker's 'You Were Perfectly Fine' for the screen. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and daughter.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th January 2017

Author

Karl Geary

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Publisher

Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Hardback
240 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Adult & contemporary romance

ISBN

9781911215455

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