About this book
The first collection of short stories from the hugely acclaimed, Booker-winning Irish author of "The Commitments", "The Van" and "Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha". Originally appearing in "Metro Eireann", a newspaper started by and aimed at immigrants to Ireland, each story takes a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance in today's Ireland. Some of his backlist is also reissued this month. 'The evident sincerity and unrepentant good cheer of these stories will carry the reader a long way with them' "Independent On Sunday"
A collection of stories which range from 'Guess Who's Coming to the Dinner', where a father who prides himself on his open-mindedness when his daughters talk about sex, is forced to confront his feelings when one of them brings home a black fella, to a ghost story, 'The Pram', about a Polish nanny who scares her charge's older sisters.