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The Best New Irish Short Stories of 2005

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Publisher Comments:

Including original stories by Neil Jordan, Gerard Donovan, Edna O'Brien, Roddy Doyle, Colum McCann, Claire Keegan, Colm Toibin, Niall Williams, and Mary Morrissy, this stunning collection of short stories illustrates the vibrancy and eclecticism of contemporary Irish writing.

In Roddy Doyle's "The Joke", a middle-aged man sits eavesdropping on his wife's conversation with a friend, at once bitter and sweetly yearning; in Sophia Hillan's "The Cocktail Hour", a couple wander the night haunted and lost in a reverie of the Jazz Age; in Bernard MacLaverty's "Matters of Life and Death", two young brothers spend the night at the house of the local doctor and his wife, and together the four of them end up in a revelrous late night dance.

From Ireland to the United States, rural Peru to the mountains of the Himalayas, these pieces collectively and individually demonstrate the complexity of emotion and memory that is associated with the very finest short stories, and bears testimony to the fact that the form is still alive and flourishing.

About the Author

David Marcus has had a publishing career spanning fifty years and has edited more than thirty short-story collections. For many years he ran the "New Irish Writing" page in the Irish Press, where he published the first stories of such celebrated authors as Frank McGuiness, Dermot Healy, Sebastian Barry, Neil Jordan, and Patrick McCabe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786716364
Editor:
Marcus, David
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf
Editor:
Marcus, David
Editor:
Marcus, David; *, EDITOR
Author:
Marcus, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literary Collections-English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best New Irish Short Stories
Publication Date:
20050921
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

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