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Beheading the Virgin Mary, and other stories

Author: Donal McLaughlin
Publisher: Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, [2014]
Series: Scottish Literature Series
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Liam O'Donnel, an Irish boy growing up in Scotland, is often the focus of Donal McLaughlin's hilarious and harrowing short stories, and in beheading the virgin mary, he continues this loose narrative, interspersed -- every second story -- with unrelated reports. Here, Liam steps in dog dirt on his way to Sunday Mass; Bloody Sunday is experienced as a series of phone calls to the home of a Scottish neighbor; and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donal McLaughlin
ISBN: 9781628970128 162897012X
OCLC Number: 863197503
Description: 201 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Big trouble --
A recent death --
The age of reason --
The troubles (for you) --
Enough to make your heart --
Somewhere down the line --
A day out --
The way to a man's heart --
A trip to Carfin --
The secret of how to love --
Kenny Ryan --
We now know --
A limit --
Mrs. Goodman --
Dachau-Derry-Knock --
A story when you --
Beheading the Virgin Mary --
The completely true story of the goldfish ghost.
Series Title: Scottish Literature Series
Responsibility: Donal McLaughlin.

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Liam O'Donnel, an Irish boy growing up in Scotland, is often the focus of Donal McLaughlin's hilarious and harrowing short stories, and in beheading the virgin mary, he continues this loose narrative, interspersed -- every second story -- with unrelated reports. Here, Liam steps in dog dirt on his way to Sunday Mass; Bloody Sunday is experienced as a series of phone calls to the home of a Scottish neighbor; and the title story introduces the next generation of O'Donnells.

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