When a wanted war criminal from the Balkans, masquerading as a faith healer, settles in a small west coast Irish village, the community are in thrall. One woman, Fidelma McBride, falls under his spell.
The Irish nation is at peace. Violence and segregation are consigned to history, stories to be told and not forgotten. Yet for the first generation to come of age in Ireland's flimsy peacetime, the ghosts of the past are all too close to home.
The Long Gaze Back is a collection of thirty stories from writers past and present, from the 18th Century to now. Taken together, the collected works of these writers reveal an enrapturing, unnerving, and piercingly beautiful mosaic of a lively literary landscape.
Edna O'Brien's stories are a cumulative portrait of a nation, seen from within and without. This title features her stories about families, feuds, love and land; enchantment, disenchantment, and the manifold bonds of love.
Book 1: The Agnes Browne Trilogy THE MAMMY describes the joys and sorrows of Agnes, mother of the famous Mrs. Browne's Boys from the daily radio soap. A book of hilarious incidents, glorious characters, and a passion for life.
While marooned at his banking job in the bewilderingly damp and insular realm known as Ireland, Claude Martingale is approached by a down-on-his-luck author, Paul, looking for his next great subject. Claude finds that his life gets steadily more exciting under Paul's fictionalizing influence; he even falls in love with a beautiful waitress.