Montpelier Parade
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Montpelier Parade

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"Luminous and moving. A story that asks who you can love and how, and a novel that gets to the heart of things; it certainly got to the heart of me." (Sunjeev Sahota, author of The Year of the Runaways). The house is on Montpelier Parade: just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working on the garden with his father one Saturday, Sonny is full of curiosity. Then the back door eases open and she comes down the path towards him. Vera. Chance meetings become shy arrangements, and soon Sonny is in love for the first time. Casting off his lonely life of dreams and quiet violence for this new, intoxicating encounter, he longs to know Vera, even to save her. But what is it that Vera isn't telling him? Unfolding in the sea-bright, rain-soaked Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade is a beautiful, cinematic novel about desire, longing, grief, hope and the things that remain unspoken. It is about how deeply we can connect with one another, and the choices we must also make alone.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 25mm | 379g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • HARVILL SECKER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911215450
  • 9781911215455
  • 331,030

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"Pitch-perfect...an auspicious debut." Guardian "Luminous...brilliantly paced, full of tension and tenderness." Irish Times "Few novelists debut with a masterpiece, but Geary has done just that. Stunning." Mail on Sunday "The precision in his prose bellies his training as a scriptwriter; the plot unfolds with self-assured ease, and the dialogue lives on the page... He trusts his reader, and the novel has compulsive power because of it. An astonishing debut." -- Calen O'Hanlon Skinny "Luminous and moving. A story that asks who you can love and how, and a novel that gets to the heart of things; it certainly got to the heart of me." Sunjeev Sahotashow more

About Karl Geary

Karl Geary was born in Dublin, and moved to New York City at age sixteen. He has worked as a script writer (Coney Island Baby), and an actor (Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, and Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall), and has adapted and directed Dorothy Parker's 'You Were Perfectly Fine' for the screen. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and daughter.show more

Review Text

"The precision in his prose bellies his training as a scriptwriter; the plot unfolds with self-assured ease, and the dialogue lives on the page… He trusts his reader, and the novel has compulsive power because of it. An astonishing debut."show more
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