This award winning debut collection demonstrates Gallagher's great physical sense of language. The mystery of existence hovers in the echoes of these wonderful quiet poems which combine gifted lyrics with rich images.
Over 80 years ago Irish language scholar, Domhnall O Cearbhaill, introduced Sinbad the Sailor and his heroic sea voyages, already well-known to the English-speaking world, to the Irish-speaking community through the Irish Weekly Independent in 1939 and 1940. They are now collected together for the first time.
These stories are quirky and lovely, shining with moments of glad grace. There is nothing quite like them in contemporary Irish fiction. Anne Devlin has her own original, arresting way of looking at the world, and of writing. Funky, sparkling, wise and wonderful. This is a gem of a collection - Eilis Ni Dhuibhne