My Head is Opening
Attic Press, 1987
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 … there is a subversive humour in Conlon’s writing which alleviates their bleakness” –Tribune Magazine
“Evelyn Conlon writes crisply and well, with an adventurous ability to vary the pace of her narrative. Her prose invokes what she requires … a delightful wit: dry, rather sour, but very accurate …” – The Examiner (Ireland, national daily newspaper).