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The Boatman and Other Stories

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Informationen zum Autor Billy O'Callaghan is the author of the critically acclaimed novel My Coney Island Baby , which has been translated into nine languages and was shortlisted for the Encore Award 2020. Stories in his collection The Boatman and Other Stories were shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award and for Short Story of the Year in the An Post Irish Book Awards. He lives in Douglas, a village on the edge of Cork City. Klappentext The breathtaking short story collection from the Costa-shortlisted Irish writerThree gunshots on the Irish border define the course of a young man's life; Zusammenfassung The breathtaking short story collection from the Costa-shortlisted Irish writer Three gunshots on the Irish border define the course of a young man's life; a writer clings fast to a star-crossed affair with a woman who has never been fully in his reach; a fisherman accustomed to hard labour rolls up his sleeves to dig a grave for his child; a pair of newly-weds embark on their first adventure, living wild on the deserted Beginish Island. Spanning a century and two continents - from the muddy fields of Ireland to a hotel room in Paris, a dingy bar in Segovia to an aeroplane bound for Taipei - these densely layered tales reveal the quiet heroism and gentle dignity of ordinary life. Ranging from the elegiac to the brutally confrontational, Billy O'Callaghan's stories explore the resilience of the human heart and its ability to keep beating even in the wake of grief, trauma and lost love. 'The best fiction I have read this year... Taut, subtle and moving, and brought off beautifully' John Banville, Best Books of 2020, Irish Times

Product details

Authors Billy O'Callaghan
Publisher Vintage UK
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.01.2021
EAN 9781784708757
ISBN 978-1-78470-875-7
No. of pages 240
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 15 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

France, FICTION / Literary, Spain, Kerry, Dark Romance, Taiwan, Cork, FICTION / Small Town & Rural, Narrative theme: Interior life, Narrative theme: Social issues, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Ireland, Paris (City), Narrative theme: Love and relationships, Segovia (City)

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