Podcast: Fiction special
May was a bumper month for fiction so this month’s podcast focuses on three brilliant novels. Alex Clark talks to Kirsty Logan about her magical debut novel The Gracekeepers, to Vesna Goldsworthy about her Gatsby-inspired novel Gorsky and to Irish Laureate Anne Enright about her latest novel, The Green Road. You can also hear an amazing speech from Anne Enright by following this link: https://soundcloud.com/vintagebookspodcast/anne-enright-on-ireland-writing-and-reading Find out more about … The Gracekeepers: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/books/1846559162/kirsty-logan/the-gracekeepers/ Gorsky: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/books/1784740098/vesna-goldsworthy/gorsky/ The Green Road: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/books/0224089056/anne-enright/the-green-road/
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Kirsty Logan – The Gracekeepers
A flooded world.
A floating circus.
Two women in search of a home.
North lives on a circus boat with her beloved bear, keeping a secret that could capsize her life.
Callanish lives alone in her house in the middle of the ocean, tending the graves of those who die at sea. As penance for a terrible mistake, she has become a gracekeeper.
A chance meeting between the two draws them magnetically to one another – and to the promise of a new life.
But the waters are treacherous, and the tide is against them.
Anne Enright – The Green Road
Hanna, Dan, Constance and Emmet return to the west coast of Ireland for a final family Christmas in the home their mother is about to sell. As the feast turns to near painful comedy, a last, desperate act from Rosaleen – a woman who doesn’t quite know how to love her children – forces them to confront the weight of family ties and the road that brought them home.
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