The Hill Road (Paperback)
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The Hill Road (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 21/08/2006
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The townland of Kilroan in the 1970s is at risk of being trapped for ever in an earlier version of itself, a time when shell-shocked soldiers returned from the trenches, and convent orphans could be billeted as servants on poor farmers; a time when a glamorous Irish American finds her liberated ways mean flirting is flirting with death, and a chance meeting on a train means the postman's widow must face her past. Patrick O'Keeffe's Ireland is a precarious world, but it is also a place of natural beauty, of laughter, of family closeness, a place where stories can change lives. These four unforgettable novellas mark the emergence of an original and exciting new voice.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747579403
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: New edition


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'Patrick O'Keeffe's debut has managed to take conservative literary subjects like rural Ireland and nostalgia for the past and make them stylistically challenging - no mean feat for any writer, never mind one just into print ... O'Keeffe strides with confidence through the Limerick he himself grew up in ... All four tales are of classic country village life, where everybody knows everybody else and their father before them, and everyone has their nose in everyone else's business. O'Keeffe capitalises on this gossipy world with a writing style that weaves in and out of dialogue, unvoiced thoughts and memories' Independent on Sunday 'A poignant, beautifully written story' Sunday Tribune 'This is vibrant, demanding, first-rate writing to keep you on your toes' Independent on Sunday

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