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Parnassus Books is pleased to present an evening with Claire Keegan as she discusses and reads from her new book, So Late in the Day.
This ticketed event will begin at 4:00 P.M. at Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pk, suite 14, Nashville, TN.
Each ticket is $22.00 and includes one general admission seat and one signed copy of So Late in the Day. All books will be pre-signed. There will be no personalizations and no signing line following the event .
Additional copies of So Late in the Day, and other books by Claire Keegan, will be available for sale at the event while supplies last.
About the book:
Celebrated for her powerful short fiction, Claire Keegan now gifts us three exquisite stories together forming a brilliant examination of gender dynamics and an arc from Keegan's earliest to her most recent work. In "So Late in the Day," Cathal faces a long weekend as his mind agitates over a woman with whom he could have spent his life, had he acted differently; in "The Long and Painful Death" a writer's arrival at the seaside home of Heinrich Bèoll for a two-week writing residency is disrupted by an academic who imposes his criticisms and opinions; and in "Antarctica" a married woman travels out of town to see what it's like to sleep with another man and ends up in the grip of a possessive stranger.' Each story probes the dynamics that corrupt what could be between women and men: a lack of generosity, the weight of expectation, the looming threat of violence."
About the author:
Claire Keegan's stories are translated into thirty languages. Antarctica won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize, awarded to the best collection of stories published in the British Isles. Foster won the Davy Byrnes Award, one of the richest literary prizes in the world, and was last year chosen by The Times as one of the top fifty works of fiction to be published in the twenty-first century. Small Things Like These was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize, and for the Rathbones Folio Prize, awarded for the best work of literature, regardless of form, to be published in the English language, and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.