Montpelier Parade (Paperback)
  • Montpelier Parade (Paperback)
zoom

Montpelier Parade (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 240 Pages
Published: 07/09/2017
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Book Awards First Novel Award

Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017

Her house is on Montpelier Parade - just across town, but it might as well be a different world.

Sonny is fixing a crumbling wall in the garden when he sees her for the first time, coming down the path towards him. Vera.

Vera is older, wealthier, sophisticated, but chance meetings quickly become shy arrangements, and soon Sonny is in love for the first time. But there is something unsettling that Vera is keeping from him.

Unfolding in the sea-bright Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade is an indelible novel about the things that remain unspoken between lovers. It is about how deeply we can connect with one another, and the choices we must make alone. 

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784705664
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A delicate, crystalline, hugely impressive novel by Karl Geary. He's yet another masterful younger writer coming through. But these writers aren't just promising, they are arriving fully fledged, like a bunch of Hemingways and Waughs. (A pride of Hemingways?) This is language on the side of life, suggesting life, giving life. Wonderful. - Sebastian Barry

Intensely powerful. - Sunday Mirror

Luminous…brilliantly paced, full of tension and tenderness. - Irish Times

Few novelists debut with a masterpiece, but Geary has done just that. Stunning. - Mail on Sunday

Montpelier Parade is haunting – a portrayal of loneliness that is eerily beautiful and desperately moving - Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies

Luminous and moving. A story that asks who you can love and how, and a novel that gets to the heart of things; it certainly got to the heart of me. - Sunjeev Sahota

A genuine talent. - Daily Mail

The precision in his prose bellies his training as a scriptwriter; the plot unfolds with self-assured ease, and the dialogue lives on the page… He trusts his reader, and the novel has compulsive power because of it. An astonishing debut. - Calen O'Hanlon, Skinny

A groundbreaking debut. Montpelier Parade is a taut, riveting, beautifully sparse coming of age tale from a fearless new talent - Téa Obreht, National Book Award Finalist & New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife

I hope that someone will give me an advance copy… I’ve heard it’s lyrical, brave and inventive – everything I look for in a novel. - Maggie O'Farrell, Observer, Book of the Year

A bittersweet love story… An unusually vivid novel, which presents life how it is, rather than how Hollywood script writers might like it to be. - Press Association

Karl’s depiction of his home-town is so visceral you can almost feel the dreich air seeping into your bones as you read…. Karl’s acute observations perfectly capture the essence of boyhood bewilderment and bravado. This is an unusually vivid novel that presents life how it is. - Kate Whiting, UK Press Syndication

A tender, real tale of love…a captivating debut from the Dublin-born author… A luminous, moving story that is full of heart. - Image

Hypnotic and involving. - Sunday Express S Magazine

I adored this unconventional love story. It’s tender, with luminous language, and should catapult the author to literary fame. - Irish Examiner

You may also be interested in...

Small Things Like These
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
This Family
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
A Little Life
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Bride
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Housemaid
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Last Devil to Die
Added to basket
£22.00   £16.99
Hardback
Butter
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Strange Sally Diamond
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Babel
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Marriage Portrait
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Once Upon A Broken Heart
Added to basket
Demon Copperhead
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Prophet Song
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Satsuma Complex
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Bee Sting
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback

“Atmospheric and haunting and really quite beautiful”


Montpelier Parade is a story that has a dreamlike, ethereal quality. Composed with beautiful prose and told in the second person, this is a beautiful novel. A love story with the poverty and hardship suffered by... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 77
TripFiction

“Novel set in 1980s DUBLIN (pitch-perfect)”

Geary, aged only 16, left his native Ireland in the late 1980s for the bright lights, sophistication and opportunity that New York offered. He then went on to become a successful actor and screenwriter but, when it... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 50

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: