Acutely observed, and often comic, Martin Malone's stories chart the hidden and darker currents beneath everyday, seemingly ordinary, family life.
An Irish soldier who brings his Middle-East tour of duty home with him, a car-park attendant who ponders all that he witnesses, two sisters who have always shared everything, and a father and son trapped in a tragic aftermath are some of the deftly realised characters who memorably people these powerful tales of love, loss and betrayal.
Cleanly written, and displaying a true gift for dialogue, The Mango War and Other Stories is a collection to reckon with.
Praise for The Mango Wars:
‘This is a collection of clean, crisp writing.’ – The Irish Times
Praise for The Silence of the Glasshouse:
‘He shows mastery of the period setting’ – Irish Examiner
‘Martin Malone writes well and with a certain flourish that carries the reader forward to the stark conclusion’ – The Irish Times
‘Powerfully moving story that will touch the senses’ – Sunday Tribune
‘Martin’s novel gives a credible account of a town torn apart … It’s a shocking tale, told with empathy and compassion’ – Books Ireland
|Dimensions||198 × 129 × 15 mm|
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