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The Feminists Go Swimming

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781780222127

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A brilliant collection of eleven very funny, dark stories by a Booker Prize shortlisted author.

Michael Collins explores different aspects of the Irish character, and neatly satirises his country’s current preoccupations.

Feminism, alcohol, emigration and the Church – none escape the author’s caustic and unforgiving eye. As always with Collins, there are humour and horror in equal measure, love and betrayal mingled with defiance and laughter.

‘Michael Collins’s vision is breathtakingly black and his writing so sharp you could cut yourself on it’ IRISH TIMES


Dazzling with the energy and originality of the language
Beneath the anger there is an eloquence beyond his years
New Yorker
Collins is undoubtedly an exciting talent, capable of writing razor-sharp prose and he has produced a gripping, stylish novel that deserves to be read
Collins is a considerable stylist . . . his prose has a thoughtful, sinewy quality, a kind of subliminal toughness of mind
A style so arrestingly visual it hijacks the reader's concentration; dazzling with the energy and originality of the language
[Collins] is a stylist, blessed with the gift of having something worth saying
One of the most exciting talents to have emerged not only in Ireland but anywhere in recent decades
Susan Hill, THE TIMES
Reading Collins's stories is like being mugged in a savage land