WINNER OF THE 2014 GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD *Winner of the 2014 Frank
O'Connor International Short Story Award *Winner of the 2014 Rooney Prize
for Irish Literature This magnificent collection takes us to Glanbeigh, a
small town in rural Ireland âe a town in which the youth have the run of
the place. Boy racers speed down the back lanes; couples haunt the midnight
woods; young skins huddle in the cold once The Peacock has closed its
doors. Here the young live hard and wear the scars. It matters whose sister
you were seen with. If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, it
matters a very great deal. Colin Barrettâe(tm)s debut does not take us to
Glanbeigh alone; there are other towns, and older characters. But each
story is defined by a youth lived in a crucible of menace and desire âe
and each crackles with the uniform energy and force that distinguish this
terrific collection.

Colin Barrett—Young Skins

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