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Foster (2010)

por Claire Keegan

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It is a hot summer in rural Ireland. A child is taken by her father to live with relatives on a farm, not knowing when or if she will be brought home again. In the Kinsellas' house, she finds an affection and warmth she has not known and slowly, in their care, begins to blossom. But there is something unspoken in this new household - where everything is so well tended to - and this summer must soon come to an end. Winner of the prestigious Davy Byrnes Award and published in an abridged version in the New Yorker, this internationally bestselling contemporary classic is now available for the first time in the US in a full, standalone edition. A story of astonishing emotional depth, Foster showcases Claire Keegan's great talent and secures her reputation as one of our most important storytellers.… (mais)
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A novella about a young girl who is sent to her aunt?s home to live. She learns the ways of the household and comes to really care for her new home. There she is the only child, but learns from a neighbor that ther aunt and uncle lost a child to drowning and she is treated as a replacement. When her family tells her aunt and uncle that she needs to be returned to her mom and dad to start school, they take her there. She realizes when they take her and they are leaving that she is meant to be with them.Kirkus: A modern Irish classic, first published in 2010, finally makes its way to America.At the beginning of this pristine novella, a young, unnamed girl is sent to stay with childless relatives at their farm in County Wexford, Ireland, for the summer. Her parents have temporarily disposed of her due to her mother?s latest pregnancy and the strain of feeding their large family. Despite having been unceremoniously abandoned with relatives she barely knows, Keegan?s narrator quickly warms to Mr. and Mrs. Kinsella and blossoms under their care. While her father views her as little more than a burden and a potential tool?She?ll ate,? he tells the Kinsellas, ?but ye can work her?¥and her mother is eager to get rid of her, her foster parents not only bathe, clothe, and feed her, but also provide her with enough care and attention to expand her conception of what family and love can be. Sadly, though, her golden summer cannot last forever. Like all of Keegan?s work, including last year?s Booker Prize?longlisted Small Things Like These, this novella is both concise and gut-wrenching. Her superficially simple prose persuasively conveys a child?s sometimes-innocent but always careful and insightful observations of the world. Keegan suggests that children see and understand more than adults might like to think without turning her narrator into a miniature grown-up. ?Walking back along the path and through the fields, holding her hand, I feel I have her balanced,? the narrator reflects, thinking of Mrs. Kinsella. ?I try to remember another time when I felt like this and am sad because I can?t remember a time, and happy, too, because I cannot.? The novella crescendos in a final scene that will inspire many to call their fathers¥once they?ve finished weeping.A heartbreaking but deeply humane story about parents and children.
  bentstoker | Jan 26, 2024 |
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  J4NE | Jan 25, 2024 |
A finely crafted novella about a young girl sent to stay with family while her mother gives birth to another sibling. The contrast between her temporary carers and home gradually warms her. ( )
  Caroline_McElwee | Jan 23, 2024 |
The writing in this book was beautiful, and the story heart-warming and touching. It was not a five-star story for me because so few pronouns were used, it was often difficult for me to understand who was speaking or being spoken of. The book showed the power of caring deeply for a person on both the carers and the one receiving the unconditional love. I also liked the relationship between the couple her fostered the protagonist, as i felt it was very equal, and maybe the woman had a little more power than her husband. the ending is unclear, but leads me to believe that the foster family will continue to be a part of the child's life. ( )
  suesbooks | Jan 3, 2024 |
How can such a simple short novel be heartbreaking? Amazing. ( )
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Early on a Sunday, after first Mass in Clonegal, my father, instead of taking me home, drives deep into Wexford towards the coast where my mother's people came from.
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I drink six measures of water and wish, for now, that this place without shame or secrets could be my home.
Many's the man lost much just because he missed a perfect opportunity to say nothing.
'Where there's a secret,' she says, 'there's shame – and shame is something we can do without.'
Everything changes into something else, turns into some version of what it was before.
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It is a hot summer in rural Ireland. A child is taken by her father to live with relatives on a farm, not knowing when or if she will be brought home again. In the Kinsellas' house, she finds an affection and warmth she has not known and slowly, in their care, begins to blossom. But there is something unspoken in this new household - where everything is so well tended to - and this summer must soon come to an end. Winner of the prestigious Davy Byrnes Award and published in an abridged version in the New Yorker, this internationally bestselling contemporary classic is now available for the first time in the US in a full, standalone edition. A story of astonishing emotional depth, Foster showcases Claire Keegan's great talent and secures her reputation as one of our most important storytellers.

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