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The Short Stories of John B. Keane.

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There are more shades to John B. Keane's humour than there are colours in the rainbow. Compassion, shrewdness and a glorious sense of fun and roguery are evident in this collection, which brings together all John B's short stories. Included are gems such as A Hanging and Guaranteed Pure.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Mercier Press
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El
May 28, 2012 El rated it really liked it
There are 17 short stories in this collection, with 192 pages. You don't want me to do the math for you (trust me, you don't), but it's evident from that mere fact alone, these short stories are pretty darn short.

But they are so good! This Keane guy reminds me of Breece D'J Pancake or Hamlin Garland, except, well, Irish. What's especially interesting about that fact is that the Irish-centricity of these stories really doesn't exist. Even though I knew and understood Keane was Irish and the stori
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Aug 26, 2013 Marya Dumont rated it really liked it
Bittersweet, lively, wonderfully descriptive and gently humourous: you can see why he's one of Ireland's favourite authors. His portraits ring true, and human folly is embraced with wit and truth. Some of the stories are quite dark, but not all: a beautifully written work.
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I like John way of his work
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