From the author of the acclaimed Night Boat to Tangier, one of the New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2019, comes these stories of rural Ireland in the classic mode: full of love (and sex), melancholy and magic.
With three novels and two short story collections published, Kevin Barry has steadily established his stature as one of the finest writers not just in Ireland but in the English language. All of his prodigious gifts of language, character, and setting in these eleven exquisite stories transport the reader to an Ireland both timeless and recognizably modern. Shot through with dark humor and the uncanny power of the primal and unchanging Irish landscape, the stories in That Old Country Music represent some of the finest fiction being written today.
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“Barry’s writing sparkles, as ever, moving speedily between pathos and humor to great effect.”
New York Times Book Review