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Barnacle Soup

(2007)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Ireland is known throughout the world for its rich and vibrant storytelling. Josie Gray is a proud inheritor of this tradition, a yarn-spinner whose evocative and authentic stories are steeped in the rural west of Ireland community to which he belongs.

Beautifully crafted, subtly paced, and richly textured, Gray's stories vividly and affectionately bring to life a disparate castoff characters and recreate the fabric of their everyday lives. Disputes, laughter, courting, death, drink and general all-round skullduggery are the other of the day as Gray skillfully weaves together myth and fact, truth and near-truth.

Captivated by these tales, acclaimed poet Tess Gallagher worked with Gray to give his oral stories written form. The result is a stunning collection that preserves the intimacy, melody and rhythm of Gray's voice.

Beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned linocuts, Barnacle Soup is a lyrical feast for all those who love hearing and reading stories.

Genre: Literary Fiction


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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Barnacle Soup and Other Stories from the West of Ireland
Author(s): Josie Gray, Tess Gallagher
ISBN: 1-59766-036-1 / 978-1-59766-036-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press
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April 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Barnacle Soup: and Other Stories from the West of Ireland
Author(s): Josie Gray, Tess Gallagher
ISBN: 0-85640-814-X / 978-0-85640-814-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Blackstaff Press Ltd
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