Disappearing Act

Disappearing Act : A Host of Other Characters in 16 Short Stories

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Robert Sheehan is one of Ireland's brightest stars of the screen, both at home and abroad. Best known for his roles in Love/Hate and The Umbrella Academy, Sheehan has received widespread critical acclaim for his acting talent.

In his debut collection of short stories, he disappears into characters, challenging the complacencies of everyday experience, often from entirely unexpected angles.

Surreal, intelligent, dark and provocative, the collection presents a multitude of observations that will stay with the reader long after the book is finished.

Informed by the author's peripatetic life, Disappearing Act reflects on the absurdity of human behaviour. Sheehan delves deep into his characters' streams of self-talk and self-imposed delusions, and explores the dark impulses that lurk below the shiny surfaces of many outwardly normal lives.

'A whacked-out kaleidoscopic miasma of delightful abandon and fun ... Leaves the reader amused, exhilarated and really quite delighted ... you've seen Sheehan act - now watch him dazzle.' Patrick McCabe

'A dazzlingly eclectic collection of short stories' Ben Elton

'Lots of great stories and voices. Reminded me of Irvine Welsh's short stories' Frankie Boyle

Warning: Contains Adult Content
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 142 x 222 x 30mm | 405g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 0717189708
  • 9780717189700
  • 14,588

About Robert Sheehan

Robert Sheehan is one of Ireland's most successful acting exports. Although best known in Ireland for his starring role in RTE's now-iconic crime series Love/Hate, his global profile has skyrocketed due to the extraordinary success of Netflix's Umbrella Academy. Disappearing Act is his literary debut.
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289 ratings
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