A Keeper (Paperback)
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A Keeper (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 08/08/2019
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Norton’s debut novel, Holding, proved him a deft, sensitive chronicler of human lives and A Keeper cements his talent. A wryly funny and moving novel about isolation and the search for identity.

From the bestselling author of Holding comes a masterly tale of secrets and ill-fated loves set on the coast of Ireland.

Dear Lonely Leinster Lady,
I'm not really sure how to begin . . .

The truth drifts out to sea, riding the waves out of sight. And then the tide turns.

Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother's death, intent only on wrapping up that dismal part of her life. There is nothing here for her; she wonders if there ever was. The house of her childhood is stuffed full of useless things, her mother's presence already fading. And perhaps, had she not found the small stash of letters, the truth would never have come to light.

40 years earlier, a young woman stumbles from a remote stone house, the night quiet but for the tireless wind that circles her as she hurries further into the darkness away from the cliffs and the sea. She has no sense of where she is going, only that she must keep on.

This compelling new novel confirms Graham Norton's status as a fresh, literary voice, bringing his clear-eyed understanding of human nature and its darkest flaws.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473664999
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A Keeper is a gripping, thoughtful tale about the search for identity, belonging and self-possession.' - The Guardian

'Magnificent.. his writing is evocative and perfect. His grasp of human loneliness and longing is beautiful and comforting.' - Marian Keyes

'Perfectly crafted, a beautiful, gripping account of Irish memory and deceit. A terrific achievement.' - Andrew O'Hagan

'I raved about Holding two years ago ... A Keeper is even better. A powerful, very sad story, beautiful writing, two time frames that are perfectly balanced. Outstanding. Will easily be one of my books of 2018.' - John Boyne

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“The truth drifts out to sea...”

This new novel has been written with an old fashioned charm that makes it both evocative of time and place. It is filled with characters and situations that are incredibly relatable. Graham Norton has created a story... More

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“Murky side of the past....”

You travel to 60’s Ireland in this moody, almost Gothic story heaped with family secrets buried so deep that unearthing them creates shattering effect on it’s characters.

I felt completely drawn to the mother and... More

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“Wonderful”

A well written, poignant tale of family, loss, mystery, secrets and scandals.
The story goes back and forth in time but is easy to follow, characterisation is wonderful and you quickly become invested in... More

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