by Frank O'ConnorThis is probably the first book of short stories I read cover-to-cover.It's hard to say why.I found the voice of the casually introspective, indeterminately aged first-person narrator very sympathetic, which probably means that others would find it obnoxious, through nobody's fault at all.The stories have a melancholy but resigned tone which in my mind's eye corresponds perfectly with lower-middle-class life in Ireland.While some of the stories seem to be connected, there is an attractive ambiguity about all of them.Some people may have read "The Duke's Children" in school, which is where I first encountered Frank O'Connor.
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Publisher||Alfred A. Knopf (Borzoi Books)|
|File size||6.6 Mb|
|Book rating||4.2 (10 votes)