The Foster

£6.99

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 affection she has not known before, and slowly she begins to blossom in their care. But when a secret is suddenly revealed, she realizes how fragile her idyll is.

ISBN: 9780571255658 Author: Keegan, Claire Publisher: Faber and Faber Publication Date: 2nd September 2010 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:22) Pages: 89 Edition: |Paperback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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.

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