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Dark Lies the Island

By Kevin Barry, 1969- author.

An award-winning collection from the author of City of Bohane, which was hailed by Pete Hamill as “full of marvels” (The New York Times Book Review)

* Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award * Winner of the Sunday Times Short Story Award * One of last year's most critically acclaimed books in the UK * A Guernica Best Book of the Year * A Library Journal "Best Indie Fiction of 2013" *

Dark Lies the Island is 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 short-listed 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.

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2013

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9781555976514


Format: Book
Author: Barry, Kevin, 1969- author.
Summary: This is a collection of stories about love and cruelty, crimes, desperation, and hope from the man Irvine Welsh has described as "the most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years."
Title: Dark lies the island / stories by Kevin Barry.
Publisher Date: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2013.
Subject: Short stories
Isbn: 9781555976514 (hardcover) 1555976514 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Barry
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Bib Id: 447941

Format: Book
Author: Barry, Kevin, 1969- author.
Summary: This is a collection of stories about love and cruelty, crimes, desperation, and hope from the man Irvine Welsh has described as "the most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years."
Title: Dark lies the island / stories by Kevin Barry.
Publisher, Date: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2013.
Description: 185 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Short stories
Other Title: Short stories. Selections
Contents: Indhold: Across the rooftops -- Wifey redux -- Fjord of killary -- A cruelty -- Beer trip to Llandudno -- Ernestine and Kit -- The mainland campaign -- Wistful England -- Doctor sot -- The girls and the dogs -- White Hitachi -- Dark lies the Island -- Berlin Arkonaplatz -- My lesbian summer.
LCCN: 2013937003
ISBN: 9781555976514 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1555976514 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Barry