That Old Country Music

Kevin Barry
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Full of love, melancholy and magic - the new story collection from the Booker-longlisted author of Night Boat to Tangier.

'One of the best collections you'll read this year' Sunday Times
'Wild, witty stories . . . Exhilarating' Observer

In this rapturous story collection we encounter a ragbag of west of Ireland characters, many on the cusp between love and catastrophe, heartbreak and epiphany, resignation and hope. These stories affirm Kevin Barry as one of the world's most accomplished and gifted writers, and show an Ireland in a condition of great flux but also as a place where older rhythms, and an older magic, somehow persist.

Author bio:

Kevin Barry is the author of three novels and two other short story collections. His awards include the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and the Lannan Foundation Literary Award. His stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta and elsewhere. He also works as a playwright and screenwriter, and he lives in County Sligo, Ireland. His latest novel, Night Boat to Tangier, was an Irish number one bestseller, was longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781786891433
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: November 2021
Page Extent: 192
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Popular fiction