In her mansion in the Dublin mountains, Delly Roche, widow of pharmaceuticals millionaire Daniel Gilmore, is getting ready for death. Keeping her company are her companions of many years, Kitty Flood, and the discreetly insane American, Dr George Addison-Blake.
Keith Ridgway was born in 1965 in Dublin. His novella Horses first appeared in Faber First Fictions in 1997 and was followed in 1998 by his critically acclaimed first novel The Long Falling, which has since been awarded both the prestigious Prix Femina Etranger and Premier Roman Etranger in France. His stories have appeared in various anthologies in Ireland, Britain and the United States. His collection of stories, Standard Time, won the Rooney Prize in 2001. His most recent novel, The Parts, was published by Faber in 2003. He lives in London.Find out more by visiting Keith's website here.