That Old Country Music

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Barry’s lyric intensity, the vitality of his comedy, and the darkness of his vision recall the work of masters of the genre like Flannery O’Connor and William Trevor, but he has forged a style which is patently his own. In this rapturous third collection, we encounter a ragbag of West of Ireland characters, many on the cusp between love and catastrophe, heartbreak and epiphany, resignation and hope. These stories show an Ireland in a condition of great flux but also as a place where older rhythms, and an older magic, somehow persist.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE

‘One of the best collections you’ll read this year’ Sunday Times
‘Wild, witty stories . . . Exhilarating’ Observer

In this rapturous story collection we encounter a ragbag of west of Ireland characters, many on the cusp between love and catastrophe, heartbreak and epiphany, resignation and hope. These stories affirm Kevin Barry as one of the world’s most accomplished and gifted writers, and show an Ireland in a condition of great flux but also as a place where older rhythms, and an older magic, somehow persist.

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Weight 0.135 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

174

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K