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Solace

by Belinda McKeon

Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on Solace

One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.

With some absolutely stunning rave reviews from established authors Solace is as tender as it is heartbreaking and a brilliant debut from an exciting new voice in Irish fiction. Solace is a work to be admired for its spare, intense lyricism, its range, and its deeply compassionate portrayal of life as it is lived now.

 

June 2012 Debut of the Month.

Sarah Broadhurst

Solace Synopsis

Mark Casey did not expect to fall in love. But from the minute he saw Joanne Lynch across the garden of a Dublin pub, it seemed that nothing else was possible. Soon they start a relationship that is as chaotic and exciting as the city they share. But Mark is also drawn back guiltily to his family and the land they have farmed for generations and he discovers the truth behind a feud that threatens to destroy this passionate love affair. Just as they appear to have brought the warring factions together, one single tragic moment undoes everything. Solace is a beautiful, breathtaking story about the city and the country, the old and the new, the thrill of new love and the inescapable bond between parents and children.

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Solace Press Reviews

'A wonderful novel. I was deeply moved. Outstanding.' John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

 

'A novel of quiet power, filled with moments of carefully-told truth' Colm Toibin, author of Brooklyn

 

'Elegant, consuming and richly inspired. Superb.' Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin

 

'Powerful and beautifully paced ...I was totally gripped.' Catherine O'Flynn, author of What Was Lost

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780330529860
Publication date: 26/04/2012
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780330529846
Publication date: 05/08/2011
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330529860
Publication date: 26th April 2012
Author: Belinda McKeon
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Belinda McKeon

Belinda McKeon, an award-winning playwright, was born in Ireland in 1979. She studied literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and is a contributor to the Irish Times. McKeon has an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband.   Author photo © Hiroki Kobayashi

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