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Belinda McKeon

‘A wonderful novel. I was deeply moved. Outstanding.’ John Boyne

Mark Casey did not expect to fall in love. But from the minute he saw Joanne Lynch across the garden of a Dublin pub, it seemed that nothing else was possible.

But Mark is also drawn back – guiltily – to his family and the land they have farmed for generations, and when he discovers the truth behind a family feud, it threatens to destroy this passionate love affair.

‘A novel of quiet power, filled with moments of carefully-told truth’ Colm Tóibín

‘Powerful and beautifully paced . . . I was totally gripped.’ Catherine O’Flynn

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033052986001
Published: 25/04/2012

Belinda McKeon

Belinda McKeon

Belinda McKeon’s first novel, Solace, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Sunday Independent Best Newcomer Award and was named Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year in 2011, as well as being shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her essays and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Guardian and elsewhere. She grew up in rural Ireland and now lives in New York, where she teaches at Rutgers University. Tender (Picador, 2015) is her second novel. 

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