Storm Over Belfast
A collection of powerful, striking and sensuous short stories by one of Ireland's finest writers, Storm Over Belfast is another potent display of Mary O’Donnell's immense talent.
'These wide-ranging, impressive stories pay 'absolute attention' to the heart's disappointments, longings, destinies and skilfully tell of a changing Ireland and a changing world. The strongest impression is of how O'Donnell's perceptive, spiky writing convincingly captures men and women's restless inner lives. Set in Australia, the U.S., France, Germany, urban and rural Ireland, Mary O'Donnell confidently creates in each story a world where a pivotal moment makes for a new way of looking, a new way of seeing; like all engaging short stories, the ending creates a silence in which the reader begins to imagine that story and its characters living beyond the final sentence. This is a memorable and vital collection.' Niall McMonagle