by David Park
A powerful new collection from the critically-acclaimed, prize-winning author David Park. 'Park appears to write effortlessly, with one foot planted firmly in the canon of traditional Irish lyricism and another flirting with modern parlance, his prose studded with contemporary cultural references. His emotional intelligence is remarkable' Daily Mail A powerful collection of short stories from the award-winning author David Park, Gods and Angels locates, with pinpoint accuracy, the quiet but deeply charged moments in life that can define a person. A seventeen-year-old boy visits his estranged mother on Boxing Day in a grey seaside town; a university lecturer who is learning to swim falls in with a group of older men who inhabit a very different world; a detective breaks into his former home to spy on his estranged family; a couple reflect on twenty-five years of marriage under the Northern Lights; and an old man volunteering in a charity shop forms a tender bond with a young single mother.
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Date of Publication: 25/05/2017