Standard Time

Standard Time


By (author) Keith Ridgway

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 192mm x 18mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 18 November 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571205291
  • ISBN 13: 9780571205295
  • Sales rank: 662,344

Product description

Keith Ridgway's characters negotiate their way through love, lust, anger, religious obsession, language and absence, and their stories are told with a mastery of narrative and dialogue which should make this a refreshing and funny collection.

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Author information

Keith Ridgway was born in 1965 in Dublin. His novella Horses first appeared in Faber First Fictions in 1997 and was followed in 1998 by his critically acclaimed first novel The Long Falling, which has since been awarded both the prestigious Prix Femina Etranger and Premier Roman Etranger in France. His stories have appeared in various anthologies in Ireland, Britain and the United States. His collection of stories, Standard Time, won the Rooney Prize in 2001. His most recent novel, The Parts, was published by Faber in 2003. He lives in London.Find out more by visiting Keith's website here.

Review quote

'These flawlessly structured yarns are told in lovingly crafted prose.' The Times; 'His sentences are blessed with an energetic imperative. His pacing is faultless, as is his choreography of violence.' Times Literary Supplement; 'The Irishman's stories are artful indeed - with a rolling, gathering cadence that is mesmerising.' The Economist