Young Skins

Young Skins

Book - 2014
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A collection of darkly humorous, gritty tales by an award-winning writer from Ireland follows the experiences of hard-living young adults in the pubs and nightclubs of rural Gandbeigh.
Publisher: New York :, Black Cat,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780802123329
0802123325
Characteristics: 211 pages ; 21 cm

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uncommonreader
Oct 22, 2015

This much lauded book of short stories (six short stories and one novella) has received many awards. It is set in County Mayo where people are poor and life is violent (perhaps as a result of the post-economic boom). Barrett can certainly write although I am uncertain what he is telling us about people's ability to retain their humanity.

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