From the Inside Flap
Winner of the 2006 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature
An extraordinararily good writer
Seldom have I read a debut in which the authors control of tone, dialogue and narrative contour is so masterful Michel Faber, Guardian
A truly superb book Dermot Bolger, Sunday Independent
Shows a lively talent at play Daily Telegraph
The most impressive debut by an Irish writer for some time Irish Independent
Impressive. Ó Ceallaigh has produced a remarkably assured and truly European collection of stories Sunday Tribune
Extraordinarily confident for a first collection of stories
remarkable for its sheer readability Ireland on Sunday
So assured is this debut collection that it can, convincingly and with confidence, echo Hemingway and Bukowski in terms of style and Kafka or Kelman, even some of the great Russians, in relation to theme. These amazingly well-crafted stories intense, curious, mysterious, alluring re-awaken the wonder of words and declare the availability of salvation in writing. Niall Griffiths
With this debut collection Philip OCeallaigh gives us not just a new voice, but a whole new literary space. It lies somewhere between Ireland and Eastern Europe, a place where characters live out his harsh and careful fables about men's failure to love women. This work was, at a guess, slow in the making do not read it too fast. Anne Enright
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About the Author
Philip Ó Ceallaigh, a native of County Waterford, has lived and worked in Britain, Spain, Russia, the US, Kosovo, and Georgia. He currently lives in Bucharest. Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse
is his first book.