Small Things Like These (Hardback)
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Small Things Like These (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 21/10/2021
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Set in a small Irish town and following a coal and timber merchant confronted by the past, this magnetic tale of determination and quiet heroism from the author of Foster is as hopeful as it is haunting.

Longlisted for The Booker Prize 2022

Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022

Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2022

The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Foster, Antarctica and Walk the Blue Fields.

It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him - and encounters the complicit silences of a people controlled by the Church.

The long-awaited new work from the author of FosterSmall Things Like These is an unforgettable story of hope, quiet heroism and tenderness.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571368686
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 238 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
Edition: Main


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'A haunting, hopeful masterpiece.' - Sinead Gleeson

'A moral tale that is unsentimental and deeply affecting, because true and right.' - David Hayden

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“A story of hope and tenderness.”

Set in a small Irish town in the lead up to Christmas, this extraordinary novella explores the unforgettable sins of Irish society and Catholic Church in the name of religion. It is the most powerful story about... More

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“Beautful and Powerful”

A thought provoking novel, that is written so exquisitely. Set in a small Irish town in 1985. The main character Bill Furlong I became so invested in, his whole life especially his emotional journey, I won't... More

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“Powerful, beautiful - a perfect Christmas read or gift”

Was it possible to carry on along through all the years, the decades, through an entire life, without once being brave enough to go against what was there and yet call yourself a Christian, and face yourself in the... More

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