“A master of the short story gives us a clearer view of Ireland down the ages” You can read the full review here.
“It’s among the most powerful and funny American novels I know.” This review is part of Garner’s “American Beauties” column where he “writes about undersung American books of the past 75 years.” You can read the review here.
“The Part of Me That Isn’t Broken Inside depicts with unwavering attention the life of his tarnished protagonist and his all-too-familiar nihilist tendencies.” You can see the full review here.
“Scar is, in its oddities — including how very much it is not your typical stalker-type novel — an intriguing work.” You can read the complete review here.
“An even more unabashedly autobiographical work than Higgins’s other path-breaking works in the form, the last word in a series of increasingly risky and valuable works which collectively reveal that ‘life is a story told’.” You can read the full Read on! →
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“In this darkly humorous novel, therefore, Toomey forces the reader to reflect on the idea of slipping. Is it the unconscious process of losing one’s footing unintentionally, or more about moving quickly and quietly without attracting notice?” You can read Read on! →
We received the following announcement from Robert Chandler this morning: I am sad to say that the translator Eric Dickens died in hospital last night, in his sleep. He had pancreatic cancer and his death was expected. I did not Read on! →
“Toomey dives deep into the spaces between debts to self and those to others, and he does so with power, economy and an understated sense of the absurd.” You can read the full article by George O’Brien here.
“A sly, layered story about how a writer constructs a narrative, and how elusive the absolute truth always is.” You can read the full review here.