by Keegan, Claire | Fiction & related items
Published 03/11/2022 by Faber & Faber in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 128 pages
Staff Pick, Cristina:
A haunting, contemplative novella. It tells the story of one man’s encounter with and his refusal to ignore the horrific abuse of the Magdalen laundries. The protagonist is a man who, although content with his lot and the simple steady pace of his routine, quietly questions life. Keegan writes with unadorned, precise language and is brilliant at evoking the simplicity of the town life whilst hinting at its hideous secret. This powerful tale of defiance will linger in your mind for days.