Strays Epub å Paperback

Strays Epub å Paperback

Strays ❴Reading❵ ➻ Strays Author Ed Kavanagh – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Strays Ed Kavanagh's first work of fiction since the award winning novel The Confessions of Nipper Mooney features ten memorable stories that explore the lives of those who somehow find themselves adr Strays Ed Kavanagh's first work of fiction since the award winning novel The Confessions of Nipper Mooney features ten memorable stories that explore the lives of those who somehow find themselves adrift In The Strayaway Child a ninety year old woman recalls her girlhood during the Great Depression when she was a sad silent little nobody; in The Red Merc a boy learns deep truths about his often absent father; and in The Wind a Newfoundlander in a big Canadian city struggles with issues of identity Affecting finely crafted and often humorous Strays speaks ultimately to our desire to belongWhat one critic said about The Confessions of Nipper Mooney applies eually to Strays Kavanagh writes beautifully poignantly illustrating how experience shapes character The lyrical cadence of the writing is reminiscent of Alistair MacLeod making it a book that begs to be read aloud.


10 thoughts on “Strays

  1. Ian Ian says:

    Many of the characters we meet in Strays Ed Kavanagh’s first collection of short fiction have ventured a long way from home Displaced by hardship or misfortune or a desire to forge a better future they have been deprived of familiar comforts and a safe haven Immersed in the unknown their choices are adapt or perish These stories are populated by orphans oddballs migrant workers and elderly folk who have outlived everyone they care about in other words people who are not typically able to control their own destiny Not surprisingly the prevalent mood here is one of melancholy Kavanagh is adept at evoking the effects of passing time and lost opportunity on the lives of his characters The stories are filled with yearning but nobody is looking for anything extravagant Kavanagh’s people want than they have but they reside in a world where hard work doesn’t necessarily bring great reward and hopes are often dashed The author’s unadorned prose which freuently mimics a distinctive Newfoundland vernacular is perfectly suited to these tales of uotidian struggle and sacrifice If the message that we are all strays is laid on a bit thick the author still succeeds in showing us how the human need to belong to something larger than ourselves is a driving force behind much of what we do Shortlisted for the 2014 Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize


  2. Sheilah Roberts Lukins Sheilah Roberts Lukins says:

    loved this book


  3. Tan Tan says:

    A solid little collection about life on The Rock I particularly enjoyed the regional dialect and can't wait to go to St John's


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