There Are Little Kingdoms

There Are Little Kingdoms


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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.

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Graywolf Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781555976521
Branch Call Number: BARRY
Characteristics: 154 pages ; 21 cm.


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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.

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May 11, 2018

A very good collection of very Irish stories.

Jan 13, 2016

This collection of short stories cover a lot of different characters. There are glimpses of unhappy lives, dysfunctional marriages, troubled teens. Each story has a distinct setting, be it a farm, an arcade, or bar. “The Penguins” covers an emergency landing in Greenland, and the random conversations the passengers have. Each story is unique, yet the stories do seem to fit together.
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