There Are Little Kingdoms
StoriesBook - 2013
From the author of City of Bohane , a debut collection that "could easily have been titled 'These Are Little Masterpieces'" ( The Irish Times )
This award-winning story collection by Kevin Barry summons all the laughter, darkness, and intensity of contemporary Irish life. A pair of fast girls court trouble as they cool their heels on a slow night in a small town. Lonesome hill walkers take to the high reaches in pursuit of a saving embrace. A bewildered man steps off a country bus in search of his identity--and a stiff drink. These stories, filled with a grand sense of life's absurdity, form a remarkably sure-footed collection thatreads like a modern-day Dubliners . The winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a 2007 book of the year in The Irish Times , the Sunday Tribune , and Metro , There Are Little Kingdoms marks the stunning entrance of a writer who burst onto the literary scene fully formed.
From Library Staff
An award-winning collection of stories about contemporary Irish life. Barry is also the winner of the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his City of Bohane.