Small Things Like These
This novella is set in Ireland in 1985, following Bill Furlong, a coal merchant in a small town. As Christmas approaches, Bill has a disturbing experience when he makes a discovery at a nearby convent. Keegan's writing is beautiful and atmospheric.
“A hypnotic and electrifying Irish tale that transcends country, transcends time.” —Lily King, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers
Small Things Like These is award-winning author Claire Keegan’s landmark new novel, a tale of one man’s courage and a remarkable portrait of love and family
It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man faces into his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church.
Already an international bestseller, Small Things Like These is a deeply affecting story of hope, quiet heroism, and empathy from one of our most critically lauded and iconic writers.