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Shenanigans: An Anthology of Fresh Irish Fiction Paperback – 21 Jan 1999

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Sceptre; First Edition, First Printing edition (21 Jan. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340712694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340712696
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,265,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Although sometimes troubled by a self-conscious awareness of "the new Ireland", this is a lively, smart and savvy collection which knocks the socks off the formulaic Irish theatre that has been so touted recently. The best writers have travelled in cyberspace, America, Europe and in drug-ballooned minds. They're racy, pacy and hip. Mulkerns, Martin, Ambrose and McCann have clearly milked the diaspora and come home with confidence and wit. "The Pooka at Five Happiness" is profuse with racial and cultural difference and takes us on a rave with a Chinese- Irish woman and a black Irish man. There's lush lesbo-eroticism in "Surabaya Johnny" where an Asian woman takes more than scenic beauty from the west. "Digging a Hole" is excellent, bringing together a debt owed with a knee-capping tragedy. With the growth in Irish film, unsurprisingly many stories echo cinema, as in the Tarantino-style humour of "Red Isuzu" or the slow, sustained countdown of "N51". Many stories zing with the speed and rawness of Ireland's drug culture, the best being the achingly vulnerable "The Dublin School for Armed Robbery" and the simple poignancy of "As if There Were Trees". Here are writers to watch. And there's barely a Guinness or rainy day in sight. --Cherry Smyth


A collection of darkly humorous tales from the wrong side of midnight, by 20 young Irish writers. It shuns Ireland's traditional literary topics to present Ireland after dark - from Dublin's gay clubs and stag parties to Christmas in Tipperary on LSD and seedy transactions in a Belfast hotel.

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