Claire Keegan

Born 1968 in Ireland, where she lives as a writer. Her first collection of stories, «Antarctica» was an «LA Times Book of the Year» and was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature. Her second collection, «Walk the Blue Fields» received great critical acclaim and had several awards.

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Faber & Faber, 2010



Faber & Faber, 2010

One summer, in rural Ireland, a girl is taken by her father to live with a couple in Wexford for a certain time. In this house, where affection grows, and there are meant to be no secrets, the girl eventually discovers one.
Other publications: Walk the Blue Fields. Faber & Faber, 2007 / Antarctica. Stories. Faber & Faber, 1999.

Aus: Claire Keegan. Foster. Faber & Faber, 2010

«What happened at all ?» Ma says, now that the car is gone. «Nothing,» I say. «Tell me.» «Nothing happened.» This is my mother I am speaking to but I have learned enough, grown enough, to know that what happened is not something I need ever mention. It is my perfect opportunity to say nothing.
I hear the car braking on the gravel in the lane, the door opening, and then I am doing what I do best. It‘s nothing I have to think about. I take off from standing and race on down the lane. My heart does not so much feel that it is in my chest as in my hands, and that I am carrying it along swiftly, as though I have become the messenger for what is going on inside of me.

Fr, 30.05.14, 11:00

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