New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of Solace

Solace

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
Mark Casey has left home, the rural Irish community where his family has farmed the same land for generations, to study for a doctorate in Dublin, a vibrant, contemporary city full of possibility. To his father, Tom, who needs help baling the hay and ploughing the fields, Mark's pursuit isn't work at all, and indeed Mark finds himself whiling away his time with pubs and parties. His is a life without focus or responsibility, until he meets Joanne Lynch, a trainee solicitor whom he finds irresistible. Joanne too has a past to escape from and for a brief time she and Mark share the chaos and rapture of a new love affair, until the lightning strike of tragedy changes everything. Solace is a work to be admired for its spare, intense lyricism, its range, and its deeply compassionate portrayal of life as it is lived now.

Genre: Literary Fiction    Get it on Google Play

"A story of clear-eyed compassion and quiet intelligence." - Anne Enright

"An elegant, consuming and richly inspired novel. A superb debut. This one will last." - Colum McCann

"A novel of quiet power, filled with moments of carefully-told truth... this book will appeal to readers both young and old." - Colm Tóibín


Similar Books by other authors...

thumb
Troubles
(Empire Trilogy, book 1)
J G Farrell
thumb
The Trespasser
(Dublin Murder Squad, book 6)
Tana French

Used availability for Belinda McKeon's Solace

Hardback Editions

August 2011 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Solace
Author(s): Belinda McKeon
ISBN: 0-330-52984-6 / 978-0-330-52984-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2011 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Solace: A Novel
Author(s): Belinda McKeon
ISBN: 1-4516-1054-8 / 978-1-4516-1054-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Solace: A Novel
Author(s): Belinda McKeon
ISBN: 1-4516-1655-4 / 978-1-4516-1655-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2012 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Solace
Author(s): Belinda McKeon
ISBN: 0-330-52986-2 / 978-0-330-52986-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2011 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Solace
Author(s): Belinda McKeon
ISBN: 0-330-53232-4 / 978-0-330-53232-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2011 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Solace
Author(s): Belinda McKeon
ISBN: 0-330-53559-5 / 978-0-330-53559-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Solace
Author(s): Belinda McKeon
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Solace: A Novel
Author(s): Belinda McKeon
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA