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Publisher Comments:

Published to great critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, the iridescent stories in Claire Keegan's debut collection, Antarctica, have been acclaimed by The Observer to be "among the finest contemporary stories written recently in English."

In "Antarctica," a married woman travels out of town to see what it's like to sleep with a man other than her husband. "Love in the Tall Grass" takes Cordelia down a coastal road on the last day of the twentieth century to keep a date with her lover that has been nine years in the waiting. "Stay Close to the Water's Edge" tells of a young Harvard student who is pitilessly humiliated by his homophobic stepfather on his birthday.

Keegan's writing has a clear vision of unaffected truths and boldly explores a world where dreams, memory, and chance have crippling consequences for those involved. The stories are often dark and enveloped in a palpable atmosphere, and the reader feels that something "big" is going on in each of these carefully sculpted tales.

The award-winning Antarctica, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001, and recipient of the prestigious Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the William Trevor Prize, and the Martin Healy Award, is a haunting debut.

Review:

"Carefully worked tales that are as good as many and better than most." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Keegan's skill and strength will undoubtedly develop, and readers should look forward to seeing her next book." Booklist

Review:

"These stories are diamonds." Esquire

Review:

"That Keegan has a knack for storytelling is proved many times over." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[These] stories...show Keegan to be an authentic talent with a gimlet eye and a distinctive voice." The Boston Globe

Review:

"Reading these stories is like coming upon work of Ann Beattie or Raymond Carver at the start of their careers." Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Keegan studied at Loyola University in New Orleans and received an MFA from the University of Wales.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802139016
Author:
Keegan, Claire
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11 lb

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Product details 224 pages Grove Press - English 9780802139016 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Carefully worked tales that are as good as many and better than most."
"Review" by , "Keegan's skill and strength will undoubtedly develop, and readers should look forward to seeing her next book."
"Review" by , "These stories are diamonds."
"Review" by , "That Keegan has a knack for storytelling is proved many times over."
"Review" by , "[These] stories...show Keegan to be an authentic talent with a gimlet eye and a distinctive voice."
"Review" by , "Reading these stories is like coming upon work of Ann Beattie or Raymond Carver at the start of their careers."
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