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There are Little Kingdoms: Stories by Kevin Barry

ISBN: 9780955015298
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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Barry's debut collection offers a hilarious and insightful view of contemporary Irish life, while also displaying a subtle yet sophisticated literary voice. (Joanne Sullivan, Dun laoghaire)
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Fast girls cool their heels on a slow night in a small town; a bewildered man steps off a country bus in search of his identity; lonesome hillwalkers take to the high reaches in search of a saving embrace.

These are just three of the scenarios played out in Kevin Barry's wonderfully imagined and riotously entertaining stories. Throw in a lust-deranged poultry farmer, a gigantic taxi driver stricken with chilling visions, a jaded air hostess and a stressed-out genie, and you have a stunning, provocative and richly comic collection from a writer of unique gifts.

There Are Little Kingdoms chronicles life in the towns and cities of a changing land, where a strange new music sounds, where there are many uncertainties and absurdities, but where still there's laughter in the dark - it echoes as compassion.

This is a place where everything is changing, and where everything remains the same.

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Fast girls cool their heels on a slow night in a small town; a bewildered man steps off a country bus in search of his identity; lonesome hillwalkers take to the high reaches in search of a saving embrace.

These are just three of the scenarios played out in Kevin Barry's wonderfully imagined and riotously entertaining stories. Throw in a lust-deranged poultry farmer, a gigantic taxi driver stricken with chilling visions, a jaded air hostess and a stressed-out genie, and you have a stunning, provocative and richly comic collection from a writer of unique gifts.

There Are Little Kingdoms chronicles life in the towns and cities of a changing land, where a strange new music sounds, where there are many uncertainties and absurdities, but where still there's laughter in the dark - it echoes as compassion.

This is a place where everything is changing, and where everything remains the same.

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