Author: Claire Keegan
Published: October 2021 by Faber & Faber
Category: Historical Fiction, Irish Fiction, Novella
It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him – and encounters the complicit silences of a people controlled by the Church.