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W9 and Other Lives

A collection of stories by

The characters depicted in this volume lead lives which are quintessentially modern; lonely, rootless and uncertain. These are not, however, stories of complaint or lament or melancholy. On the contrary, they illuminate and celebrate the courage and joy that are to be found flourishing in the most unlikely corners of human existence.

An essential primer for the way we live today, W9 and Other Stories spans the entire globe as each story gently shifts the reader's attention from one location to the next. A good number of them are situated in the author's native Ireland, where possessing a keen sense of place has a special significance all of its own.

Novelist, playwright and broadcaster Carlo Gebler was born in Dublin in 1954, the son of famous Irish novelist Edna O'Brien. A graduate of York University and the National Film and Television School, Gebler has directed a number of television documentaries and contributed articles to many prominent newspapers and magazines. He now lives in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. His other works include How to Murder a Man, published by Marion Boyars in 1999.

"Gebler at his disturbing best."?The Sunday Times

"Powerfully memorable."?Daily Telegraph

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Gébler's pellucid prose style is the perfect instrument with which to probe a reader's heart." - Will Self

Used availability for Carlo Gebler's W9 and Other Lives

Hardback Editions

April 1998 : UK Hardback

Title: W9 and Other Lives: Stories
Author(s): Carlo Gebler
ISBN: 0-7145-3035-2 / 978-0-7145-3035-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback

Title: W9 & Other Lives
Author(s): Carlo Gebler
ISBN: 1-904652-95-6 / 978-1-904652-95-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lagan Press
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February 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: W9 and Other Lives
Author(s): Carlo Gebler
ISBN: 1-873687-95-8 / 978-1-873687-95-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lagan Press
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