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Fishing the Sloe-black River

(1994)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In Songdogs, his first novel, Colum McCann, who divides his time between Ireland and America, explores the tensions created by movement between such different worlds. The thematic thread in this collection of short stories is much the same--the longing to escape from, and the pull toward, a fixed and central point. Sometimes the theme is explored through travel: a survivor of Hiroshima emigrates to western Ireland, but always feels the blast of that defining moment; a young Irishwoman moves frenetically through America in search of tranquillity. Sometimes the motion is within the mind, as it is for the paralyzed cyclist who discards his bike after realizing that "the only thing it could be ridden with was a perfect cadence of the imagination."

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November 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fishing the Sloe-Black River: Stories
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 0-8050-4106-0 / 978-0-8050-4106-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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April 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: Fishing the Sloe-black River
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 1-897580-61-4 / 978-1-897580-61-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fishing the Sloe-Black River: Stories
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 0-312-42338-1 / 978-0-312-42338-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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December 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fishing The Sloe-Black River
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 0-7538-0536-7 / 978-0-7538-0536-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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November 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fishing the Sloe-Black River: Stories
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 0-8050-4107-9 / 978-0-8050-4107-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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March 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fishing the Sloe-black River
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 1-85799-215-6 / 978-1-85799-215-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
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1800 : UK Paperback

Title: Fishing the Sloe-black River
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 1-897580-21-5 / 978-1-897580-21-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion mass market paperback
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Audio Editions

July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fishing the Sloe-Black River
Author(s): Colum McCann
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fishing the Sloe-Black River
Author(s): Colum McCann
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fishing the Sloe-Black River
Author(s): Colum McCann
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fishing the Sloe-Black River
Author(s): Colum McCann
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Fishing the Sloe-Black River: Stories
Author(s): Colum McCann
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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