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A searing novel about longing, intimacy, and obsession from the award-winning author of Solace.

When they meet in Dublin in the late nineties, Catherine and James become close friends. She is a sheltered college student, he an adventurous, charismatic young artist. In a city brimming with possibilities, he spurs her to take life on with gusto. But as Catherine opens herself to new experiences, James’ life becomes a prison, walled off by a truth he feels unable to share. When crisis hits, Catherine finds herself at the mercy of uncontrollable feelings, leading her to jeopardize everything.

By turns exhilarating and devastating, Tender is an exploration of human relationships, of the lies we tell ourselves and others. A high-wire act with psychological insights, this daring novel confirms McKeon as a major voice in Irish fiction, alongside the masterful Edna O’Brien and Anne Enright.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McKeon is a superb and sophisticated writer who captures the barely articulable feelings between young people on the brink of adulthood.”

    Times (London)

  • “McKeon regards the characters in her keenly wrought love story—for all their flaws and fragility—with insight, sensitivity, and a compassion that proves contagious.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Tender is compelling and deeply affecting: McKeon’s prose describes the calibrations of emotions wonderfully, and the novel is great on friendship, on art, on being young and in love…I read it in a day.”

    Nick Laird, author of To a Fault

  • A Flavorwire Pick for the 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2016
  • A Bustle Pick of February 2016’s Best Books to Light Up Your Winter
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick for 9 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in February
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