Montpelier Parade
Karl Geary

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Narrated By: Karl Geary

Duration: 5 hours and 51 minutes

What to expect

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary, read by Karl Geary.

'Luminous and moving. A story that asks who you can love and how, and a novel that gets to the heart of things; it certainly got to the heart of me.' Sunjeev Sahota, author of The Year of the Runaways

The house is on Montpelier Parade: just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working on the garden with his father one Saturday, Sonny is full of curiosity. Then the back door eases open and she comes down the path towards him. Vera.

Chance meetings become shy arrangements, and soon Sonny is in love for the first time. Casting off his lonely life of dreams and quiet violence for this new, intoxicating encounter, he longs to know Vera, even to save her. But what is it that Vera isn’t telling him?

Unfolding in the sea-bright, rain-soaked Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade is a beautiful, cinematic novel about desire, longing, grief, hope and the things that remain unspoken. It is about how deeply we can connect with one another, and the choices we must also make alone.


Modern & contemporary fiction, Contemporary romance

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Luminous…brilliantly paced, full of tension and tenderness.

Irish Times

Montpelier Parade is haunting – a portrayal of loneliness that is eerily beautiful and desperately moving

Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies

Intensely powerful.

Sunday Mirror

A delicate, crystalline, hugely impressive novel by Karl Geary. He's yet another masterful younger writer coming through. But these writers aren't just promising, they are arriving fully fledged, like a bunch of Hemingways and Waughs. (A pride of Hemingways?) This is language on the side of life, suggesting life, giving life. Wonderful.

Sebastian Barry

Few novelists debut with a masterpiece, but Geary has done just that. Stunning.