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Solace by Belinda McKeon
  

Solace

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

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.

If you like Belinda McKeon you might also like to read books by Colum McCann, Rose Tremain and Sebastian Barry.

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Synopsis

Solace by Belinda McKeon

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.

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

26th April 2012

Author

Belinda McKeon

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Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Debuts of the Month
Literary Fiction
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780330529860

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