"Wonderful, remarkable, unforgetable stories"
- G.K. Nelson, editor, Savoy Magazine
"The Irish have a history of producing great short story writers. Steven Duggan is the latest in a long line"
- Patrick Hegarty, editor, Planet Ireland
Joyce claimed that a great short story succeeds by capturing an ‘epiphany’ or sudden moment of realisation in a character’s life.
The stories in this collection range from an incident in the early life of Jesus, to a young mother’s despair on being faced with the loss of her child to miscarriage in modern-day Dublin.
Many of the stories are set in the author’s native Greystones in Ireland during the 1980s and evoke the innocence and hardships of that time. From the trials of first love, to a father’s realisation that his daughter is no longer his ‘little girl’.
Steven Duggan's work has been published in Savoy Magazine, Planet Ireland, Rattle, The Bomb Shelter Press and the Edgeworth Papers.
Please note: 100% of the author’s proceeds from this edition will go to WorldVision.org, to help provide access to healthcare and education for children in the developing world.