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Secrets and Other Stories
Bernard MacLaverty
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Secrets and Other Stories

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Married love, male friendship, a small boy intruding upon secret adult grief, a husband contemplating infidelity - in these wonderful stories Bernard MacLaverty catches his characters at moments of epiphany, when ordinary life is set alight with sudden knowledge, memory, regret or desire.
Paperback, 130 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by Penguin (Non-Classics) (first published October 1st 1979)
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Έχοντας αποφασίσει να εξερευνήσω περισσότερο την λογοτεχνία της Ιρλανδίας (με συγγραφείς δηλαδή που δεν έχουν μεταφραστεί στα ελληνικά), ο λονδρέζος βιβλιοπώλης που ρώτησα μου πρότεινε χωρίς δεύτερη σκέψη τον MacLaverty -κλασσική αξία είπε- κ από πιο φρέσκα ονόματα το τελευταίο βιβλίο της Ruth Gilligan που επίσης διάβασα πρόσφατα κ μου άφησε πολύ καλές εντυπώσεις (θα ακολουθήσει σύντομα σχόλιο). Ψάχνοντας περισσότερα πράγματα γι'αυτόν, μου κάνει εντύπωση που δεν τον έχουμε ακούσει καθόλου αφού δ ...more
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Shelves: short-stories
1987 notebook: Stories centering around one incident. The bald teacher who gets pissed, rides on the fair and spews on his birthday; the mother who renovates her kitchen but pretends it was done years ago to visitors..
Susan Chow-Dukhan
A collection of fifteen short stories by Bernard MacLaverty about the lives of ordinary people in Ireland. The memorable stories show the touching relationship between children and their family. The less memorable stories are about ordinary people contemplating making a change that may affect their future. Although the characters and plots changed in each story, there was a feeling of repetitiveness throughout the collection.
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Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast (14.9.42) and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and four children. He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a mature student, a teacher of English and, for two years in the mid eighties, Writer-in-Residence at the University of Aberdeen.

After living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasg