Recommended by Adam, Dubray Dun Laoghaire: "If the Irish short story were a sport, Colin Barret would be an Olympian. In equal turns absurdly hilarious and sincerely devastating, the stories in Homesickness are some of the best I've read in years. " 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.
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