Dialogue and character-driven novel set on the northwest coast of Ireland in the Fifties and Sixties.
This novel follows the lives of Keedy and her niece, Claddagh, and is set in a small seaside town just over the border from Derry, in Northern Ireland.
If you're looking for a warm and fuzzy tale, then several chapters of this book are not for you.
Sometimes life it can be harsh. Keedy's life is like that, but she doesn't ask for sympathy, for her mother once told her, - Y'burnt your arse, now you can sit on the blisters.
As my Authonomy reviewer stated, ~The themes sound dark and depressing, but they’re tempered with humour and light-hearted relationships, such as the friendship of Keedy and Una, which creates a much-needed balance to the tone.
If Nora, Keedy's niece, knew what her husband-to-be was up to, she would have a nervous breakdown and end up in the place where people aren’t half right.
Claddagh, Nora's younger sister, knows, but she mustn’t tell, for if she does, she, herself, might end up in the Magdalene Laundries.
Several chapters from KEEDY have been published in anthologies in England, Canada, and USA.