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Homesickness : stories / Colin Barrett.


"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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802159649
  • ISBN: 0802159648
  • Physical Description: 213 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Novels.
Short stories.
Genre: Short stories.
Fictional Work.
short stories.
Short stories.

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