First Poolbeg printing, 1978, one of a series of short story collections published by Poolbeg Press . With a short introduction by Seamus Heaney.
Condition - Very good, binding tight, even tanning to the page block, internally unmarked, no inscriptions or damage noted.
MICHAEL MCLAVERTY, one of Ireland's most distinguished short story writers, painted with acute precision and intensity the northern landscape of his homeland - lonely hill farms, rough island terrain and the tight backstreets of Belfast. Focusing on moments of passion, wonder or bitter disenchantment in lives that are a continuous struggle towards the light, these stories, in the compassion of the tone and the spare purity of the language, are nothing short of masterly.