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So Late in the Day

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 31/08/2023
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So Late in the Day
Not a single sentence wasted
Drawing you in from the very first word, you will fly through the pages as a dynamic & authentic story unfolds. Just 47 pages long; Keegan is the master of... READ MORE
Ronnie, Bluewater Bookseller
So Late in the Day
fantastic as always!
Claire Keegan has done it again, she's written another novel where she's taken my breath away in such few pages and left me speechless. Keegan has such a ... READ MORE
Amoy Daley, Waterstones Leamington Spa
So Late in the Day
Claire Keegan does it Again
This is a short self contained story and as with Claire Keegan's other writing, really makes the significance of every day things shine in such a beautiful... READ MORE
Michael Morgan
So Late in the Day
Short and Superb!
Claire Keegan has such a gift for crafting beautifully written stories that suck you in in only a handful of pages and this was no exception. She's managed... READ MORE
Abbie
So Late in the Day
Impactful and affecting in it's brevity.
This short story is a powerful character study of Cathal, a man that recalls past events of a romantic relationship and the impact of his behaviours on it.... READ MORE
Jesse at Eastbourne
So Late in the Day
A writer with so much power
Designed to be devoured in one sitting. Every word has meaning and Claire Keegan's writing has the power to do so much with so little. An incredible short ... READ MORE
Violet Daniels
So Late in the Day
Thought-provoking and moving
Everything Claire Keegan writes totally floors me, and this was no exception. In this miniature, Cathalis returning home from his Dublin office, thinking a... READ MORE
Rebecca at Tunbridge Wells
So Late in the Day
A great slice of life book
A thought provoking slice of life book encapsulating not only the mundanity of life, but the hard hitting regret of a failed relationship. The book follows... READ MORE
Mia Marchant
So Late in the Day
Short And Powerful
In a world of excess, Claire Keegan stands out as a glimmer of excellence. Her work is the very definition of the economy of words. She's able to make a 10... READ MORE
Colin
So Late in the Day
A suckerpunch of a book!
What initially seems to be the story of a sorrowful man remembering his lost love is a disquieting portrait of the man as a misogynist.
Fiona Murphy McCormack
So Late in the Day
a powerful statement
keegan’s ability to find meaning in the quiet complacency of the every day world, will never fail to astound and dazzle me. it is this talent that not only... READ MORE
Rachel at Belfast

Synopsis

A testament the power of short fiction, this novella from the author of Small Things Like These is 47 pages of pure perfection. As one man thinks on a love lost, a lifetime of paths not taken opens up in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful.

Synopsis

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?

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571382019
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Weight: 146g
  • Dimensions: 168 x 129 x 4 mm

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So Late in the Day
A disappointing hardback pamphlet
Claire Keegan first came to my notice through reviews of her earlier work; 'Small Things Like These'. The setting in its entirety was very familiar to me ... READ MORE
Philip Redmond
So Late in the Day
So late in the day by Claire Keegan
So Late In The Day by Claire Keegan is a short story about Cathal and his long weekend ahead. Over the weekend Cathal will be thinking of Sabine, with whom... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
So Late in the Day
Superb!!
This was a must buy! Claire Keegan is such a fabulous author, this story is only a few pages but it is simply superb. Absolutely recommended.
Fiona Sharp
So Late in the Day
Torn
OK, so... This is a great story. As one might well expect. However, to me, it should not have been published as stand-alone; better, instead, between the... READ MORE
Damian Donnelly
So Late in the Day
Short but perfectly formed
Cathal leaves his work in a Dublin office for a long weekend at his home in a more rural area. When he gets there he considers a woman called Sabine and ov... READ MORE
Nicola
So Late in the Day
exceptional short stories
I've always loved Clare Keegan's writing, she is an author who manages to convey so much in so few well chosen words. These short stories were no exception... READ MORE
jean
So Late in the Day
Unsatisfying
An odd little book that is so brief you can almost read it whilst drinking a pot of tea. The characters are all deeply unpleasant, flawed and with no redee... READ MORE
Christopher James
So Late in the Day
The Way I See You
Recently Claire Keegan has topped my revered author list. “Small Things Like These” is maybe the best thing I have read in years and I found her novella, “... READ MORE
Michael Burke
So Late in the Day
Wonderful, insightful, full of tenderness and regret
The writing of Claire Keegan is sublime. With such a light touch she expertly highlights the nuances of life, the subtle distinction and complexities that ... READ MORE
Rob