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Homesickness : stories / Colin Barrett.

By: Barrett, Colin, 1982-.
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2022Description: 213 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781787333819; 1787333817.Subject(s): Short stories, English -- Irish authors -- 21st century | English fiction -- Irish authors -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 823 Summary: "In these eight stories, Barrett takes us back to the barren backwaters of County Mayo, via Toronto, and illuminates the lives of outcasts, misfits and malcontents with an eye for the abrupt and absurd. A quiet night in the neighbourhood 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 won't simply lay in wake. A shooting sees an everyday call-out lead a policewoman to confront the banality of her own existence." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Summer 2022
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Irish Collection 823 BAR (Browse shelf) Checked out 30/08/2022 000436576

"In these eight stories, Barrett takes us back to the barren backwaters of County Mayo, via Toronto, and illuminates the lives of outcasts, misfits and malcontents with an eye for the abrupt and absurd. A quiet night in the neighbourhood 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 won't simply lay in wake. A shooting sees an everyday call-out lead a policewoman to confront the banality of her own existence." - Book cover

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