Stunning collection of short stories from the prize-winning author of DANCER.
A 1st collection of short stories set in Ireland and among the Irish in the U.S.A. Joyce and Beckett might not recognise the accents that colour this collection of short stories from a young Irish writer, but they would recognise the voices and dilemmas. Set in Ireland and America among the rootless, both old and new, these are eloquent tales of exile and displacement of characters always in search of a way back home or a way to leave it.
Colum McCann was born in Dublin in 1965. His fiction has won numerous international awards including the Rooney Prize, the Ireland Fund of Monaco Princess Grace Memorial Award, a Pushcart Prize, and Esquire magazine's Writer of the Year award in 2003. In 2005 he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Film. He was recently inducted into the Hennessy Hall of Fame in Dublin. His work has been published in twenty-six languages. He has travelled widely and is based in New York, where he lives with his wife and children.