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The Mango War and Other Stories

The Mango War and Other Stories


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



Martin Malone


B-format, paperback





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Weight .165 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 15 mm


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