Short Stories

Telling

of Telling, New and Selected Stories

Conlon is a wise, witty and sensual writer and her earlier work has stood the test of time. She tackles all sorts of themes… All of this is done with such skill – a caustic aside here, a sharp witted observation there – that the effect is thoroughly entertaining. -Sunday Tribune

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Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour

Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour by Evelyn Conlon

‘Love, sex, betrayal, emptiness, fullness and pleasure’ are the themes of this outstanding new collection of short stories from Irish writer Evelyn Conlon. Taut, bold and raw, they tackle the nature of power and control in personal relationships, confronting the tensions of today’s Ireland through a combination of canny observation and wry, pointed humour.

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My Head is Opening

My Head is Opening by Evelyn Conlon

This fine collection of short stories is the first published work by a new Irish writer, and reflects the tensions of life in a state in which women are still very much second-class citizens, hemmed in by punitive divorce laws and repressive attitudes to contraception and abortion. – Tribune Magazine

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