The first collection of short stories from Christine Dwyer Hicket drawing together pieces from all stages of her career and set in and around the city of Dublin.
A child wandering alone through a racecourse; an elderly lady grasping at a thread of memory; a young girl watching prostitutes from her window as they ply their trade; an Indian taxi driver living in his cab: these are some of the fractured lives and fragile hearts we meet in The House on Parkgate Street and Other Dublin Stories.
Set in various eras, at various times of life, each story is a unique and perfectly carved gem embedded in the city of Dublin. With her customary wit and empathy, Christine Dwyer Hickey brings us an intimate portrayal of the city and some of its people in these beautifully observed stories, collected here for the first time.
‘Dwyer Hickey‘s accomplished collection can sit comfortably on the short-story shelf next to your man’s Dubliners, her fistful of stories as fine as you’ll come across this, or most any, year.‘ – The Irish Times
‘throughout the book there’s the constant presence of the city itself, so vividly realised as to seem complicit in the disillusionments and destinies of its questioning and often querulous denizens. So vivid, indeed, that you can almost smell the streets, side roads, back lanes, pub doorways and faded houses.‘– Irish Independent
‘These are stories to savour.‘ – Irish Examiner
Christine Dwyer Hickey
|Dimensions||198 x 129 x 15 mm|
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