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Homesickness, stories, Colin Barrett

Label
Homesickness, stories, Colin Barrett
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
Homesickness
Responsibility statement
Colin Barrett
Sub title
stories
Summary
"When Colin Barrett's debut Young Skins was published, it swept up several major literary awards, and, in both its linguistic originality and sharply drawn portraits of working-class Ireland, earned Barrett comparisons to Faulkner, Hardy, and Musil. Now, in a blistering follow-up collection, Barrett brings together eight character-driven stories, each showcasing his inimitably observant eye and darkly funny style. A quiet night in a local pub is shattered by the arrival of a sword wielding fugitive; a funeral party teeters on the edge of this world and the next, as ghosts simply won't lay in wake; a shooting sees a veteran policewoman confront the banality of her own existence; and an aspiring writer grapples with his father's cancer diagnosis and in his despair wreaks havoc on his mentor's life. The second piece of fiction from a "lyrical and tough and smart" (Anne Enright) voice in contemporary Irish literature, Homesickness marks Colin Barrett out as our most brilliantly original and captivating storyteller"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
A shooting in Rathreedane -- The ways -- The Alps -- Whoever is there, come on through -- The silver coast -- Anhedonia, here I come -- The low, shimmering black drone -- The 10
Target audience
adult
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