This debut collection of stories opens up the lives of characters whose worlds seethe with obsession and dark tension. Set in Ireland and the deep South of America, they reveal lives where dreams, memory and chance can lead to crippling effects.

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The stunning debut story collection from the author of Foster and the Booker Prize shortlised Small Things Like These

‘A beautiful, tender work of great clarity.’ Sebastian Barry
‘Simply put, Claire Keegan is one of the greatest fiction writers in the world.’ George Saunders
‘Among the finest contemporary stories written recently in English.’ Observer

A secret one-night tryst in the city. A sister’s revenge. A love-struck doctor. A missing girl. In Antarctica, an astonishing sequence of stories, one of our most gifted writers illuminates human longing and fallibility in all its variety.