These stories are grounded in everyday life, in its raw and tragic beauty. A loyal woman betrayed, another coming to terms with rape and her stolen childhood. Children carrying secret parcels and a man reflecting on his life as it comes to an end. Collected in the pages of this book readers will find love, heartbreak and revenge, death and sadness, the innocence of youth and the loss of that innocence.
Sometimes life lifts us up. Sometimes it leaves us broken. Sometimes it does both.
Réaltán Ní Leannáin
Originally from Belfast, Réaltán Ní Leannáin lives in Dublin. This is her first collection of short stories.
Her short story ‘Clic’ – which is featured in this collection – won first place in Comórtas Gearrscéalaíochta Uí Mháine in 2014. Her story ‘Dílis’, which is also featured in this collection, won a prize in Comórtas Liam Mhic Uistín in 2013.
Coiscéim published a collection of her poetry in 2011 titled Turas Ailse. Réaltán’s writing can also be found on her blog: turasailse.blogspot.com