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Dark Lies the Island: Stories [Paperback]

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Author Author : Barry, Kevin
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1555976883
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781555976880
Publisher Publisher : Graywolf Press
Pages Pages : 192
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100395801

Kevin Barry's deliciously wicked collectionDark Lies the Islanddelivers on the many reckless promises made by his virtuosic and prizewinning debut novel,City of Bohane. It firmly establishes him as both a world-class word slinger and a masterful storyteller.

[Kevin Barry] isn't sparing with his powers. Even his throwaway lines are keepers. The New York Times

He does humor. He does high drama. He even dabbles in horror (of a kind). And he can handle just about any other narrative form you might think of. Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Barry's best short stories are like a spade to the face . . . [He] earns comparison with the great and shamefully neglected V. S. Pritchett, whose short stories also employed pronounced comic means for serious, compassionate ends. The Guardian

Outstanding . . . [These] stories triumph . . . They are funny, sad, troubling, illuminating, often in equal measure. Financial Times

By the end of a story, Barry has me in full sympathy with someone I might edge away from on the train. His regard for characters big and small and capacity to be funny without playing them for cheap laughs recalls George Saunders. The New York Times Book Review

Stealthy and shimmering . . . Darkness abounds in these thirteen stories, though it takes its different forms: vileness, foreboding, ignorance, isolation, self-delusion, despair. The Boston Globe

Barry is a prose wizard whose stories pulse on the page with all the humor and viciousness of life itself. Sam Lipsyte, The Millions

[Kevin Barry's] prose is almost literally indescribable . . . It's not hard to see a devoted following accrue around this singular talent. Irish Independent

A startlingly unique voice. Observer (London)

Kevin Barryis the author of the novelCity of Bohane, winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, alĂ(

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