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Waiting for Billy and Other Stories Martin Healy

Waiting for Billy and Other Stories

Martin Healy

Published December 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781901866261
Paperback
156 pages
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These twelve stories represent the best work of his too-short career. He lived in two worlds, one rural and back there in time, the other bang-up-to-date Sligo town. This was his territory: bachelors living under a mountain who encounter an AmericanMoreThese twelve stories represent the best work of his too-short career. He lived in two worlds, one rural and back there in time, the other bang-up-to-date Sligo town. This was his territory: bachelors living under a mountain who encounter an American girl lost in a storm, a couple waiting on a nephew to arrive in a souped-up Ford. On the one hand there was the world of Raymond Carver, the bleak romanticism, the failed relationships, the damaged psyches, the drinking bouts, the love affairs with people passing through. On the other hand there was the hayfield, the bog, the loneliness, the traditional singing, the father, the mother, the childhood memories, the fiddle, the clock ticking away.