The Years That Followed

Catherine Dunne (Author)

Product Details

Atria Books
Publish Date
July 11, 2017
4.4 X 1.0 X 9.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Catherine Dunne is the author of nine previous novels including The Things We Know Now, which won the 700th anniversary Giovanni Boccaccio International Prize for Fiction in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. She has also published one work of nonfiction: a social history of Irish immigrants in London, called An Unconsidered People. Dunne's novels have been shortlisted for, among others, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award and the Italian Booksellers' Prize. Her work has been translated into several languages. She was recently long-listed for the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction Award 2015. She lives in Dublin.


"Catherine Dunne knows, like no other writer, how to illuminate the intimate, daily, domestic lives of ordinary women and their families."--Isabella Bossi Fedrigotti
"Exciting, elegant, urgent, true - Catherine Dunne's writing is all of these things, and a lot more. She really is one of Ireland's best novelists."--Roddy Doyle (Winner of the Man Booker Prize)
Previous praise for Catherine Dunne:

"Dunne has written a page turner: compelling, edgy, fast paced."--Irish Times

"It is a triumph of the ordinary. When it comes to an end, you feel you've lost your best friend."-- Irish Independent
"A compulsive page-turner...[written in] her by now trademark elegant and intelligent prose."-- The Irish Times

"Replete with her storytelling skills. . .Dunne's writing is captivating."--Irish Independent

"Catherine Dunne has a great talent for making the minutiae of life fascinating and for exploring the emotional background of her characters with great finesse."--Sunday Tribune
"Catherine Dunne writes about ordinary people, but in her novels their lives are extraordinary."--Sunday Tribune

"Dunne has a clever knack of turning ordinary lives into compelling fiction."--Irish Post

"Highlights the exceptional and unfathomable depths of what we nonchalantly dismiss as the ordinary, the normal, the everyday. In the deft hands of Dunne, the ordinary becomes story-worthy."-- Irish Times

"Dunne writes compellingly about obsessive love, showing how apparently normal states of mind can shade into madness."--The Times

"A flawless novel."--The Express

"A hugely gratifying book; something to feed the spirit again and again."--Irish Independent
Irish novelist Dunne makes her U.S. debut with this intricate saga...Dunne reveals the brutal power of the seduction[and] the redemptive qualities of children (and the devastation that comes with their loss) factor into all the lives in this tale. Calista and Pilar are wonderful characters to watch develop as they weather this theme and as they work to define and enrich themselves against steep, cruel odds. Lived-in, hard-earned feminism swirled with a noir tone and dark turns makes for a great read.--Kirkus
"[A] page-turner that's both poignant and satisfying."--Booklist
"Both women are nuanced, sympathetic characters whose lives and loves are well developed throughout this darkly compelling story."

--Publishers Weekly
"Riveting, psychologically astute . . . [a] fine novel [with] depth and weight."

--The Providence Journal (Rhode Island)