The Pleasant Light of Day

The Pleasant Light of Day

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These new stories by the acclaimed author of Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse are at once visionary, hilarious and piercingly observant. Whether he is imagining a father and son walking the streets of Cairo or concocting a hilarious parody of a certain wildly popular inspirational author from Brazil, Philip O Ceallaigh is a writer who demands to be read.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141038098
  • 9780141038094
  • 759,016

About Philip Ó Ceallaigh

Philip O Ceallaigh, a native of County Waterford, currently lives in Bucharest. His first collection of stories, Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse, won the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for fiction and was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Philip won the Rooney Prize, which is awarded annually to an Irish writer under forty, in 2006.
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An artist of extraordinary gifts ... already touched by greatness ... Of the dozen stories here, perhaps ten are so perfectly achieved and exhilaratingly confident that you feel O Ceallaigh is developing a form all his own -- Joseph O'Connor * Guardian * It's a long time since I have read a collection of stories so absolutely pleasing on every level ... Every story makes you feel that you're in the presence of a powerful, questioning intelligence * Independent * O Ceallaigh's command rarely falters ... a sharply funny collection * Sunday Times *
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