Faithful Place

By Tana French
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410429742, 679pp.)

Publication Date: October 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '11 Reading Group List
“Faithful Place by Tana French is just plain good storytelling. Frank, an undercover cop, is dragged back into his complicated and violent personal past by a shocking discovery, and as a result finds himself at the center of a riveting tale about family and how even loving relationships can turn destructive. The importance of Dublin as a setting - both in the present and recent past - can't be overlooked as French makes the city a living, breathing character lurking in the back ground of this compelling tale.”
-- Charlotte Tuinman, M is for Mystery, San Mateo, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2010 Indie Next List


Description
Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was nineteen, living in a small flat with his family on Faithful Place in Dublin's inner city. He and Rosie Daly planned to run away to London, get married, and break away from poverty and their old lives. But the night they were leaving, Rosie didn't show. Frank assumed that she dumped him and never went home again. Neither did Rosie. Now, twenty-two years, later Rosie's suitcase shows up in a derelict house on Faithful Place.



NPR
Saturday, Jul 10, 2010

Writer Tana French lived all over the world as she was growing up, but her books are grounded in Dublin, the city she now calls home. French tells guest host Lynn Neary how her latest novel, Faithful Place takes readers into a grim corner of Dublin where families do their best to suffocate dreams and cops are to be avoided at all costs. More at NPR.org

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  1. How does religion appear to have influenced the families who live in Faithful Place? Why do you think Frank Mackey has rejected religion?

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