Antarctica (Paperback)
  • Antarctica (Paperback)
zoom

Antarctica (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 07/08/2000

This product is only available to collect in store.

  • This item has been added to your basket

From the author of the Booker-shortlisted Small Things Like These.

From the opening story about a married woman who takes a trip to the city with a single purpose in mind - to sleep with another man - Antarctica draws you into a world of obsession, betrayal and fragile relationships. In 'House Calls', Cordelia wakes on the last day ofthe twentieth century and sets off along the coast road to keep a date with her lover that has been nine years in the waiting. In 'The Singing Cashier', a local postman visits two sisters bearing fishy gifts in the hope that his favour will be returned in kind. One of the most moving and disturbing stories in the collection, 'Passport Soup', features Frank Corso, who sits alone eating green tomatoes and bacon, mourning the disappearance of his nine-year-old daughter: 'At one point in that late evening, she was there, and then she wasn't.' Keegan's characters inhabit a world where dreams, memory and chance can have crippling consequences for those involved. Compassionate, witty and unsettling, Antarctica is a collection to be savoured.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571203468
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 185 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 13 mm
Edition: Main

You may also be interested in...

Demon Copperhead
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Antarctica
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Rewitched
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Prophet Song
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Really Good, Actually
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
Once Upon A Broken Heart
Added to basket
This Family
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Cloisters
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Babel
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Happy Place
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Satsuma Complex
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Butter
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Bride
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Marriage Portrait
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Old God's Time
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback

“Short Stories”

Having read and loved both Foster and Small Things Like These I was happy to locate a copy of Claire's short stories.
These are very different from the two novels. Still very good writing but rather dark in places.

Paperback edition
2 similar books recommended
Helpful? Upvote 11

“Poetic and well crafted”

Keegan has such a distinct, and original writing style that is seen here in Antarctica. This collection of short stories is crisp and engaging, each story leaves you with something to think about, with not a word... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 8

“Interesting collection of short stories”

Series of short stories, most of which are quite intense, some have quirky endings. I really enjoyed the very last one.

Have enjoyed the books I gave read by Claire Keegan and this is right up there.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 7

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: