So Late in the Day

Keegan, Claire


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‘A genuine once-in-a-generation writer.’ – The Times

‘Every word is the right word in the right place, and the effect is resonant and deeply moving.’ – Hilary Mantel

‘Claire Keegan makes her moments real – and then she makes them matter.’ – Colm Toibin

After an uneventful Friday at the Dublin office, Cathal faces into the long weekend and takes the bus home. There, his mind agitates over a woman named Sabine with whom he could have spent his life, had he acted differently. All evening, with only the television and a bottle of champagne for company, thoughts of this woman and others intrude – and the true significance of this particular date is revealed. From one of the finest writers working today, Keegan’s new story asks if a lack of generosity might ruin what could be between men and women. Is it possible to love without sharing?

Format: Hardback
Pages: 64
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 31/08/2023

Staff review

So Late in the Day

By Clare Keegan

Review by Jack

Clare Keegan is a master of bringing the ordinary to life, but I think her most exceptional talent is that she does it without any drama or flourish at all. In her work she’s driven the adjective to extinction, instead opting to bounce memories and simple actions against one another to conjure tension and mood. So Late in the Day reads as reverential and unhurried, yet so much is packed into this economical prose.

ISBN: 9780571382019 Category: Tag