Collected Stories

Paperback | November 12, 2014

byBernard Maclaverty

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"Characters all but leap off the page with believability in these marvellous stories of life (and death) in Belfast." --The Sunday Times
     Melding his native Irish sensibilities to those of his adopted west-coast Scotland, these tales attend to life's big events: love and loss, separation and violence, death and betrayal. But the stories teem with smaller significant moments too -- private epiphanies, chilling exchanges, intimate encounters. Each of these extraordinary stories -- with their wry, self-deprecating humour, their elegance and subtle wisdom -- gets to the very heart of life.  

   • Spanning over almost forty years work, this is the first time MacLaverty's stories are collected together

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"Characters all but leap off the page with believability in these marvellous stories of life (and death) in Belfast." --The Sunday Times      Melding his native Irish sensibilities to those of his adopted west-coast Scotland, these tales attend to life's big events: love and loss, separation and violence, death and betrayal. But the st...

BERNARD MacLAVERTY was born in Belfast in 1942. He worked as a lab technician in the anatomy department at Queen's University for 10 years before studying English and training as a teacher. In 1975 he went to live in Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and their four children. MacLaverty has published five collections of short stories: S...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 7.82 × 5.09 × 1.3 inPublished:November 12, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099561581

ISBN - 13:9780099561583

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 • "Not since J.D. Salinger's For Esme With Love and Squalor have I enjoyed so much a collection of stories. I mean pleasure -- real pleasure." --Paul Durcan, The Cork Examiner  • "MacLaverty is one of the best practitioners of the genre we have." --New Statesman  • "Beautifully constructed, minutely observed, filled with the poetry of longing, told with an economy and simplicity which makes their small tragedies even more powerful and moving... MacLaverty has created an imagined Ulster which can stand side by side with Joyce's Dublin. Long may he continue." --Guardian