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Young Irelanders

Young Irelanders

Gerard Donovan

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-030-8
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Cloth
Overlook
9/3/2008

Product Description

Gerard Donovan has drawn comparisons to writers ranging from Kafka and Remarque to Jim Thompson and Stephen King. After over ten years in New York, his writing has come to define our culture as only a truly embedded outsider could do it. Now,in Young Irelanders, a stunning and elegiac collection of interrelated stories, Donovan returns to his home country of Ireland with a passion.

The stories in Young Irelanders shine a fresh light on the New Ireland and how the Irish are coping with its rewards and pressures: immigration, mid-life crisis, adultery and divorce, a lost sense of place and history, and of course, what to do with all that prosperity.

This is an important new chapter in the career of a top-flight literary writer. Two stories from this collection have already been accepted for publication in Granta and great acclaim is sure to follow.

Praise for Young Irelanders:
"In recent novels Donovan has explored the sociopathic mind on scales both small and large. Here, the U.S.-based Irish writer offers a collection of short stories about more ordinary psychological fissures, many of them recording the moment a relationship changes or ends. immigration. Most of the stories have strong thematic and stylistic similarities ...a pitch-perfect collection." -Booklist

"Donovan provides quiet stories of place and displacement, of relationships and disruption. past. . . Gemlike stories that focus on contemporary issues in Ireland." - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Julius Winsome:
Four stars. . . . Quietly disturbing. People

Elegantly written and gripping. The Atlantic

A small masterpiece. Colum McCann

One of the ten best books of the year. The Arizona Republic

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