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Feb 15, Claire Keegan's short story about a child, sent to stay with foster parents in rural Ireland while her mother gives birth, who discovers a tragic secret. Foster [Claire Keegan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Foster. A small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. And then a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realizes how fragile her idyll is.
Dec 19, In one of her many interviews after the publication of 'Foster' in , Claire Keegan challenged her would-be readers: "It's essentially about trusting in the reader's intelligence rather than labouring a point. To work on the level of suggestion is what I aim for in all my writing." More than likely you will be. "Foster" is a short story or novella by Irish author Claire Keegan. Contents. [hide]. 1 Plot; 2 Reception; 3 Adaptation; 4 References. Plot. County Wexford, Ireland. A girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm, while her mother gives birth. She has no notion of when she will return home. In the strangers' house. Sep 2, And then a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realizes how fragile her idyll is. Winner of the Davy Byrnes Memorial Prize, Foster is now published in a revised and expanded version. Beautiful, sad and eerie, it is a story of astonishing emotional depth, showcasing Claire Keegan's great accomplishment.
In a few short months, this charming, precocious, needy child is exposed to a life far different from what she has had at home. Brilliantly, though, Keegan does not always clearly tell what is different; her subtle suggestions are, perhaps, even more potent. The Kinsella home is supposed to be one where "Petal" is assured that. Sep 2, Sameer Rahim on a melancholy, lush collection of short stories: Foster by Claire Keegan. Oct 8, A hot summer and a young, unnamed girl is taken to stay with an unfamiliar couple on a Wexford farm while at home her reluctantly pregnant mother makes ready for yet another mouth to feed. In this strange new place vegetables grow in abundance, the cows are heavy with milk and the well never runs dry.