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Other Stories And Nothing But Time

Other Stories And Nothing But Time

(2012)
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A 10,000-word short story collection by one of the hottest new writers in Northern Ireland.

"Gerard Brennan is a master of gritty violence." - Colin Bateman

BOUNCER first appeared in Verbal Magazine, a literary publication based in Derry, Northern Ireland. It's the tale of a bouncer who can't figure out how to relate to his gay son and how if affects his increasingly violent behaviour on the door.

HARD ROCK was published online at ThugLit and again in The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, volume 8. A rude rock and roll romp that gets sick fast. Narrated by a second rate rock star that dives in way too deep with an adventurous groupie.

NOTHING BUT TIME was first published at Tony Black's Pulp Pusher website. The terrified narrator tries to work his way up the prison hierarchy in a bid to make it through his stint without getting shanked.

DAY-TRIPPING is a brand new story, never before published. The oddest couple since The Odd Couple do breakfast with a difference. Can stoner Mattie convince straight-laced James that it's a good idea to experiment with psychedelics on a Tuesday morning?

SWING is also a brand new, previously unpublished story. Conor (AKA Swinger) knows better than most just how cruel kids can be. His parents cause him grief when word gets out that they're swingers. Conor quickly discovers who his real friends are when the fists start flying in the schoolyard

Praise for Gerard Brennan's novel, WEE ROCKETS:

"so assured and mature you'd think this was his eight or ninth book, not one of his first." - Spinetingler Magazine

"Brennan impressed me hugely with his debut novella THE POINT and WEE ROCKETS has cemented my opinion that he belongs among the top rank of Northern Irish crime writers." - Loitering With Intent

"a work of terrific ambition" - Dead End Follies

"This is a tremendous book and I urge you to read it" - I Meant To Read That

"The Wire? This is Barbed Wire. A cheeky slice of urban noir, a drink-soaked, drug-addled journey into the violent underbelly of one of Europe's most notorious ghettos, WEE ROCKETS make The Outsiders look like the Teletubbies." - Colin Bateman

"Gerard Brennan stands apart from the Irish crime fiction crowd with a novel rooted in the reality of today's Belfast. The author's prose speaks with a rare authenticity about the pain of growing up in a fractured society, shot through with a black humour that can only come from the streets. WEE ROCKETS is urban crime fiction for the 21st century, and Brennan is a unique voice among contemporary Irish writers." - Stuart Neville

"In WEE ROCKETS Gerard Brennan has written a fast paced, exciting story of West Belfast gang culture; brimming with violence, authentic street dialogue and surprising black humour. This is a great debut novel. Brennan takes us into the heart of Belfast's chav underclass, in a story that lies somewhere in the intersection between The Warriors, Colin Bateman and Guy Ritchie. This is the first in what undoubtedly will be a stellar literary career." - Adrian McKinty

About the author:

Gerard Brennan is the author of the novel, WEE ROCKETS, the novella, THE POINT, co-editor of REQUIEMS FOR THE DEPARTED, a collection of crime fiction based on Irish myths, and the short story collections, POSSESSION, OBSESSION AND A DECOMPRESSION ENGINE and OTHER STORIES AND NOTHING BUT TIME. He lives in Dundrum, Northern Ireland.

 
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November 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Other Stories And Nothing But Time
Author(s): Gerard Brennan
Publisher: Blasted Heath
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