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Karen Perry

Biography

Karen Perry

Karen Perry is the pen name of Dublin-based authors Paul Perry and Karen Gillece.

Paul Perry is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books. A winner of The Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award, he is a lecturer in creative writing at Kingston University, London, and course director in poetry at the Faber Academy in Dublin.

Karen Gillece is the author of four critically acclaimed novels. In 2009 she won the European Union Prize for Literature (Ireland).

Karen Perry

Books by Karen Perry

by Karen Perry - Family, Fiction, Love & Marriage, Thriller

David and Caroline Connolly are swimming successfully through their marriage’s middle years --- raising kids; caring for David’s ailing mother; leaning into their careers, both at David’s university teaching job and at the ad agency where Caroline has recently returned to work after maternity leave. The recent stresses of home renovation and of a brief romantic betrayal (Caroline’s) are behind them. The Connollys know and care for each other deeply. Then one early fall afternoon, a student of sublime, waiflike beauty appears in David’s office and says, “I think you might be my father.” And the fact of a youthful passion that David had tried to forget comes rushing back. In this intriguing young woman, the Connollys may have a chance to expand who they are and how much they can love, or they may be making themselves vulnerable to menace.

by Karen Perry - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Five years after the presumed death of their son, Dillon, Harry and Robin have settled into a new kind of life. Their grief will always be with them, but lately it feels as if they're ready for a fresh start. However, when Harry gets a glimpse of Dillon on the crowded streets of Dublin, the past comes rushing back at both of them. Has Dillon been alive all these years? Or was what Harry saw just a figment of his guilt-ridden imagination?