Young Skins by Colin Barrett

Young Skins

byColin Barrett

Kobo ebook | September 16, 2013

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A recovering addict drifts closer to the oblivion he’d hoped to avoid by returning to his home town; two estranged friends hide themselves away in a darkened pub, reluctant to attend the funeral of the woman they both loved; a bouncer who cannot envisage a world beyond the walls of the small town nightclub his life revolves around.

Set for the most part in the fictional County Mayo town of Glanbeigh, Colin Barrett’s stories deftly explore the wayward lives and loves of young men and women in contemporary post-boom Ireland.Young Skins offers an utterly unique reading experience and marks the appearance of an arresting and innovative new voice in Irish writing.

Colin Barrett was born in 1982 and grew up in County Mayo. In 2009 he completed his MA in Creative Writing at University College Dublin and was awarded the Penguin Ireland Prize. His work has been published in The Stinging Fly magazine and in the anthologies,Sharp Sticks, Driven Nails (Stinging Fly Press, 2010) and Town and Country (Faber and Faber, 2013).

Colin received bursaries from the Arts Council in 2011 and 2013. This is his first collection of storie

Title:Young SkinsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 16, 2013Publisher:The Stinging Fly PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906539375

ISBN - 13:9781906539375

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Young Skins Short stories by Irish writers. All were mesmerising, drawing the reader into pretty dysfunctional relationships. Each demonstrated great use of language.
Date published: 2014-12-27