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Short listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2014: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/shortstory/

Darkly moving and beautifully written, Bernie McGill’s debut collection of short stories explores the lives of women across the generations. From the storm-battered coastline of the north of Ireland to the sleeping villas of Andalusia, McGill’s characters grapple with the consequenc
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Kindle Edition, 97 pages
Published May 2013 by Whittrick Press
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Mitch Duckworth
Oct 25, 2013 Mitch Duckworth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a major flaw in the slim volume of short stories entitled, Sleepwalkers; you turn the last page long before you're ready for the joy to end. It was such a disappointment that my only recourse was to begin again on page one.

Honestly, if this site used half-star ratings, I might have been tempted to give Sleepwalkers four-and-a-half stars instead of five, only because a few of the tales could not possibly measure up to the standard Bernie McGill established in the title tale, but she matc
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Danielle
Aug 06, 2013 Danielle rated it it was amazing
I read 'Sleepwalkers' during my stay in Ireland this summer and it has been a wonderful travelling companion. Bernie Mcgill's style is both powerful and warm-hearted. Each story exploring these moments in life of love, loss or illness. Moments of transformation and (re)construction of the self and of our relation to the world and to the people that surround us. Highly recommanded.
Bernie Mcgill
May 21, 2013 Bernie Mcgill rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Of course I liked it - I wrote it!
Bess
Nov 16, 2014 Bess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went NUTS over Butterfly Cabinet, and am admittedly not a fan of short stories but of course I had to read it - and if you liked Butterfly Cabinet, you should, too.

That said, you can for sure tell that this is earlier work.

No matter - can't wait to see what she writes next!
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Uhm....this book looks great, looking forward to reading it.
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Bernie McGill lives in Portstewart in Northern Ireland. Her first novel, The Butterfly Cabinet was published in the UK and Ireland in August 2010 by Headline Review and in the US by Free Press in July 2011. It is available in an Italian translation - La donna che collezionava farfalle - published by Bollati Boringhieri and in Dutch - Charlotte's vleugels - published by De Fontein. The paperback w ...more
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