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Young Skins

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
WINNER OF THE 2014 GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD

*Winner of the 2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
*Winner of the 2014 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature

This magnificent collection takes us to Glanbeigh, a small town in rural Ireland - a town in which the youth have the run of the place. Boy racers speed down the back lanes; couples haunt the midnight woods; young skins huddle in the cold once The Peacock has closed its doors. Here the young live hard and wear the scars. It matters whose sister you were seen with. If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, it matters a very great deal.

Colin Barrett's debut does not take us to Glanbeigh alone; there are other towns, and older characters. But each story is defined by a youth lived in a crucible of menace and desire - and each crackles with the uniform energy and force that distinguish this terrific collection.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Young Skins
Author(s): Colin Barrett
ISBN: 0-224-10167-6 / 978-0-224-10167-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Young Skins: Stories
Author(s): Colin Barrett
ISBN: 0-8021-2332-5 / 978-0-8021-2332-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Young Skins
Author(s): Colin Barrett
ISBN: 0-09-959742-X / 978-0-09-959742-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Young Skins
Author(s): Colin Barrett
ISBN: 1-906539-27-8 / 978-1-906539-27-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Stinging Fly Press
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Young Skins
Author(s): Colin Barrett
ISBN: 1-5012-7757-X / 978-1-5012-7757-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Young Skins: Stories
Author(s): Colin Barrett
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
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March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Young Skins
Author(s): Colin Barrett
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Young Skins
Author(s): Colin Barrett
Publisher: The Stinging Fly Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


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