This is a new collection of short stories from the pen of one of Ireland's most-talented emerging writers, Billy O'Callaghan. I read and re-read, on and on until the darkness settled thick enough around me that I could no longer see the large-printed words on the gaudily illustrated pages, and then I clambered from the attic and threw myself into the story again while seated beside the fire. The wind carved elegiac plunder in the chimney and every banshee wail exploded awake a freshly forgotten colour in my mind. Children see the world in different lights, the brilliance of which is far too easily given up. This time, discovering them anew, I held fast and determined that I'd never again let go. With its stories of lost love and shared secrets, tender moments and little victories, "In Too Deep" is a wonderful follow-up to Billy's collection "In Exile".
Billy O'Callaghan is from Cork. His first collection of short stories, In Exile, was published in 2008. He won the 2005 George A. Birmingham Short Story Award, the 2006 Lunch Hour Stories Prize and the 2007 Molly Keane Creative Writing Award and was shortlisted for the 2003 Sean O'Faolain Short Story Award, the 2004 RTE Radio 1 Francis MacManus Short Story Award, the 2005 Pencil Short Story Prize and the 2006 Faulkner/Wisdom Award.
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