This is a collection of short stories set in Ireland and among the Irish in the United States. The stories are about the rootless, both old and new, and tell of characters who are always in search of a way back home or a way to leave it.
Fishing the Sloe-Black River
‘A gifted and determined stylist, Colum McCann seems to have taken a vow never to write a dull line’ New York Times Book Review‘Orwell would have been proud to journey with a writer as good as Colum McCann’ Irish Sunday Independent______________________An ageing nun is tracked to ground by her sister; a garrulous beautician must lay out the corpse of a loved one.These are eloquent tales of exile and displacement, of characters always in search of a way back home or of a way to leave it. Mischievous, assured and versatile, Colum McCann’s collection of short stories marks him out as one of our best contemporary writers.
|Dimensions||19.8 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm|