“Short stories dominated by postwar Irish-American families and marked by an entertainingly strange sensibility…McGarry at her best pushes the envelope just past realism in a way that can be comic, creepy, and poignant…” Read the full review online No Read on! →
“…quintessentially Irish and a spectacular riot of a read.” Read the full review online at The Irish Times.
“I’m an Old Commie! is a genial little novel, offering a good glimpse of life in communist Romania, as well as being a plausible case-study of the toll on a representative individual as the radical transition to would-be capitalist would-be democracy Read on! →
This is the eighth in the annual series of European fiction in translation. The standard ranges from very good to so-so, with narrative approaches ranging from the traditional to the experimental. Czech writer Jiri Hajicek’s Lion Cubs is mainly a dialogue between Read on! →
I knew none of the authors beforehand and I won’t forget three: Mariosi Castaldi, Gauz, and Ann Cotten. Their stories are excellent, yet each approaches storytelling differently. Indeed, such variety is indicative of the whole collection… Read the entire review Read on! →
On COLLECTED PLAYS: “But Healy’s ear for colloquial catchphrases is spot-on, whether it is unemployed Irish labourers in London, teenagers at a disco in Crossmolina, or young offenders exchanging repartee from separate prison cells. He conveys a zest for the Read on! →
SLIPPING [STARRED REVIEW!] Author: John Toomey Review Issue Date: February 1, 2017Online Publish Date: January 23, 2017Publisher:Dalkey Archive Pages: 150 Price ( Paperback ): $15.00 Publication Date: March 24, 2017ISBN ( Paperback ): 978-1-62897-171-2 Category: Fiction The Rashomon effect is at work in this anatomy of a Read on! →
REYoung’s Margarito and the Snowman chief among them: “Turbo-charged lunacy, first-class wordplay, and a dangerously unhinged comic style blasts this insanely incoherent performance into the realm of the essential.” You can read the full review of MATS and several other Dalkey books Read on! →
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“An existential thrill sets in, one I don’t remember feeling since, say, The Stranger or Nausea, both guiding lights during my late teens. The book then proceeds with a homespun philosophical interrogation of/tirade against death and the idea of it Read on! →