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Results for Ireland Social life and customs Fiction.
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FIC OBR
Edition
First North American edition.
Descript.
xii, 528 pages ; 25 cm
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Note
Originally published: 2013.
Summary
The thirty-one stories collected in this volume provide, among other things, a cumulative portrait of Ireland, seen from within and without. Coming of age, the impact of class, and familial and romantic love are the prevalent motifs, along with the instinct toward escape and subsequent nostalgia for home. Some of the stories are linked and some carry O'Brien's distinct sense of the comical. In "A Rose in the Heart of New York," the single-mindedness of love dramatically derails the relationship between a girl and her mother, while in "Sister Imelda" and "The Creature" the strong ties between teacher and student and mother and son are ultimately broken. "The Love Object" recounts a passionate affair between the narrator and her older lover. The magnificent, mid-career title story from Lantern Slides portrays a Dublin dinner party that takes on the lives and loves of all the guests. More recent stories include "Shovel Kings" and "Old Wounds," which follows the revival and demise of the friendship between two elderly cousins.
Contents
Irish revel -- The Connor girls -- Tough men -- A scandalous woman -- The rug -- The creature -- The doll -- Sister Imelda -- A rose in the heart of New York -- The love object -- Number ten -- Mrs. Reinhardt -- The mouth of the cave -- Green Georgette -- Oft in the stilly night -- What a sky -- Brother -- The widow -- Storm -- Long distance -- Paradise -- Lantern slides -- Shovel kings -- Madame Cassandra -- Plunder -- My two mothers -- Manhattan medley -- Inner cowboy -- Black flower -- Send my roots rain -- Old wounds.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780316378260
0316378267
Young skins / Colin Barrett. Barrett, Colin, 1982-
Call #
FIC BAR
Descript.
211 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary
"Enter the small, rural town of Glanbeigh, a place whose fate took a downturn with the Celtic Tiger, a desolate spot where buffoonery and tension simmer and erupt, and booze-sodden boredom fills the corners of every pub and nightclub. Here and in the towns beyond, the young live hard and wear the scars. Amongst them, there's jilted Jimmy, whose best friend, Tug, is the terror of the town and Jimmy's sole company in his search for the missing Clancy kid; Bat, a lovesick soul with a face like "a bowl of mashed-up spuds" even before Nubbin Tansey's boot kicked it in; and Arm, a young and desperate criminal whose fate is shaped when he and his partner, Dympna, fail to carry out a job. In each story, a local voice delineates the grittiness of post-boom Irish society. These are unforgettable characters rendered through silence, humor, and violence" -- provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780802123329 (pbk.)
0802123325 (pbk.)
Call #
CD S DOY
Descript.
6 sound discs (7 hr., 20 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note
Title from container.
"Sound Library"--Container.
"Complete & Unabridged"--Container.
"Digitally Mastered"--Container.
Compact disc.
Contents
Guess who's coming for the dinner -- Deportees -- New boy -- 57% Irish -- Black hoodie -- Pram -- Home to Harlem -- I understand.
Performer
Narrated by Hugh Lee.
Summary
The eight tales in Roddy Doyle's first-ever collection of stories have one thing in common: someone born in Ireland meets someone who has come to live there.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Lee, Hugh.
ISBN/ISSN
9780792752400
0792752406
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