Fishing the Sloe-Black River: Stories

Fishing the Sloe-Black River: Stories

by Colum McCann

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Overview

The short fiction of Colum McCann documents a dizzying cast of characters in exile, loss, love, and displacement.

There is the worn boxing champion who steals clothes from a New Orleans laundromat, the rumored survivor of Hiroshima who emigrates to the tranquil coast of Western Ireland, the Irishwoman who journeys through America in search of silence and solitude. But what is found in these stories, and discovered by these characters, is the astonishing poetry and peace found in the mundane: a memory, a scent on the wind, the grace in the curve of a street.

Fishing the Sloe-Black River is a work of pure augury, of the channeling and re-spoken lives of people exposed to the beauty of the everyday.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312423384
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 801,855
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Colum McCann is the author of books including This Side of Brightness, Zoli, Songdogs and Let the Great World Spin. He has received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and was named the first winner of the Grace Kelly Memorial Foundation Award and the Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. He lives in New York City.

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