Claire Kilroy is the author of four previous novels, including Tenderwire and The Devil I Know. She was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2004 and has been shortlisted for many other prizes, including the Irish Novel of the Year Award and the Kerry Group Award for fiction.

Soldier Sailor

by Claire Kilroy

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A full-bodied, remorseless, visceral deep dive into the maternal mind. It is ultimately a love story between Soldier, the mother, and Sailor, the son.

Anna Whitehouse