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Claire Keegan grew up in rural Wicklow and studied English and Political Science at Loyola University, New Orleans. Her highly acclaimed debut, Antarctica, was published in the UK and US in 1999. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas... And he read it. In silence. Never said a thing, other than to tell me the first story was very disturbing (I won't spoil it for... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michelle M
The book was filled with well written short stories. The writer engages you and you really feel caught up in the character's sad lives. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Vicki Mahoney
Loved all of the stories, though the first ("The Parting Gift") was a favorite: a simple story of a girl leaving home, it is an unsentimental yet wrenching read. Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by Ellen A. Hayes
Purchased as a gift, which really hit the mark. Ordering was easy and delivery was fast arriving prior to birthday. Would use this seller again. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Las Vegas Rick
Neat book of short stories and told in a very Irish voice. If you have never been and you want a taste of Ireland it's here. I enjoyed Ms. Read morePublished on October 3, 2011 by Trebor