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Dark Lies the Island
by Kevin Barry

RRP €11.35

Dark Lies the Island
by Author Name Kevin Barry

Book details for title
List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 13mm, 192pp
Publication date: 04 Apr 2013
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099575078


This title is the winner of the Sunday Times short story prize. It is shortlisted for the Edge Hill short story prize. A kiss that just won't happen. A disco at the end of the world. A teenage goth on a terror mission. And OAP kiddie-snatchers, and scouse real-ale enthusiasts, and occult weirdness in the backwoods...Dark Lies the Island is a collection of unpredictable 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'. Every page is shot through with the riotous humour, sympathy and blistering language that mark Kevin Barry as a pure entertainer and a unique teller of tales.


"He writes short stories that will satisfy any reader" -- Shane Hegarty Irish Times "Wonderfully, restlessly alive" The Times "Lingers like the best kind of novel" Metro "A shot of joy in the dark" Financial Times "Like a spade to the face... There is a vividness to his writing that plants you immediately at its heart" -- Chris Power Guardian