Tag Archive: short stories

SITKA SPRUCE – A SHORT STORY BY GERARD MCKEEVER

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The trees had all changed since Arthur was last in Tynron. Twenty-four years became a generation as he smelled the sappy evergreens standing in rows. His hands bristled for the sensations of bark… Continue reading

FORMS OF IMPATIENCE: Vicki Jarrett’s ‘The Way Out’

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Vicky Jarrett, The Way Out (Freight, 2015) By Gerard Lee McKeever Writing about the poor is a dangerous game. It is, perhaps, the most dangerous game in literature. The exploration of disadvantaged social… Continue reading

A POLITICAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL: ‘The Book of Istanbul’, edited by Jim Hinks and Gül Turner

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This piece is part of our Life in the 21st Century City thread, an occasional series of reviews, essays and travelogues. It seeks to explore the felt reality of world cities today and the experience of… Continue reading

THE HIDDEN HEART OF THE JACKALOPES: Angela Readman’s ‘Don’t Try This at Home’

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Angela Readman, Don’t Try This at Home (And Other Stories, 2015) By Naomi Richards Angela Readman’s innovative debut collection combines an understanding of harsh reality with the inexplicable. These are sharp tales in a… Continue reading

A BOX TO CLIMB OUT OF: Anneliese Mackintosh’s Any Other Mouth

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Anneliese Mackintosh Any Other Mouth (Freight Books, 2014) by Laura Waddell In one of the short stories that make up this collection, “One Nothing Everything,” the narrator describes writing from her hospital bed one… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: DONAL McLAUGHLIN and ANDRÉS NEUMAN

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Donal McLaughlin and Andrés Neuman read on 19th August… Continue reading

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