Graywolf Press Fall 2013 by Macmillan

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an award-winning collection from the author of city of bohane which was hailed as extraordinary on the cover of the new york times book review wonderfully restlessly alive the times london laugh-out-loud put-down-the-book funny sund ay inde pe ndent i r e lan d the most exciting irish short story writer of his generation thesund ay times lon d on scintillating barry s language is intense precise given to delightful swerves and with pitch perfect dialogue the scotsman kevin barry is a wonderful writer he may work with traditional materials but he builds with them structures that seem new and which tower above the flatness of contemporary irish writing like monuments the irish times dark lies the island stories k evi n b arr y a wickedly funny and hugely original collection of stories about misspent love and crimes gone horribly wrong in the sunday times short story award-winning beer trip to llandudno a pack of middle-aged ale fanatics seeking the perfect pint find more than they bargained for a pair of sinister old ladies prowl the countryside for a child to make their own and a poet looking for inner calm buys an ancient inn on the west coast of ireland but finds instead rancorous locals and catastrophic floodwaters kevin barry s dazzling language razor-sharp ear for the vernacular and keen eye for the tragedies and comedies of daily life invest these tales with a startling vitality dark lies the island was shortlisted for the frank o connor international short story award and as one of the most acclaimed collections in europe in many years it heralds the arrival of a new master of the short story kevin barry is the author of city of bohane and two story collections he has won the european union prize for literature and the authors club best first novel award and was shortlisted for the costa first novel award he lives in county sligo ireland brit trans 1st ser audio dram random house group ltd 3 fiction 192 pages 5½ x 8¼ hardcover 978-1-55597-651-4 $24.00 september ebook available gwfall13cat1-16.indd 3 2/27/13 3:06 pm