A modern classic - a collection of tales about Dublin from an unsung master of the short story. The stories, set mainly in suburban, lower middle-class Dublin between the wars, are divided into 3 sections: the first set of stories are autobiographical childhood sketches; the second and third sections contain Brennan's masterpieces - a series of tales about two families, the Derdons and the Bagots, and the disappointing, lonely marriages which lie at the heart of each family.
Beautifully understated, intimate and rich in telling detail, every story peels back another layer until the poignancy and emotional truth of these lives is overwhelming.
- Publication Date:
- 21 / 08 / 2000