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- BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 15.99
From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerer?s... more...
- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 11.99
"The patient, unhurried assembly of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin?s ?rst collection resulted in an uncommonly accomplished debut. Poems from Acts and Monuments (1972) have already revealed their lasting power. In this timely retrospective they join generous selections from each of her subsequent books down to The Girl who Married the Reindeer (2001). In the... more...
- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 15.99
In his oddly prophetic review of Vona Groarke's Shale in Poetry Ireland Review, Anthony Roche appreciated 'a strikingly individual sensibility rich enough to inhabit a hundred empty rooms'. Her second collection uses the image of the house ? and houses themselves ?as the setting for the enactment of particular lives. It includes poems about relationships... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99
An explosive retelling of the most savage and powerful of ancient myths - the story of avenging siblings, Electra and Orestes - premiered by Shared Experience Theatre Company. As children, Orestes and his sister, Electra, were sent far away, banished by their own mother. Years later, the city must vote to determine their future, as they stand trial... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99
Euripides' classic about the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead. Winner of the Saltire Society's award for SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2001 'This outstanding work should firmly establish the Glasgow playwright as Scotland's greatest... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 14.99
?Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) Gwyneth Lewis’s highly inventive Sparrow Tree puts nature writing in a spin, presenting a huge variety of birds, both British and American: blue tits, blackbirds, egrets, juncos, starlings, herons and humming-birds as well as the sparrows of the title. The book explores birds as mouthpieces... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 16.99
?Gwyneth Lewis was Wales’s National Poet from 2005 to 2006, the ?rst writer given the Welsh laureateship. She is a bilingual virtuoso, publishing several books in both English and Welsh. Chaotic Angels brings together the poems from her ?rst three English collections, Parables & Faxes (1995), Zero Gravity (1998) and Keeping Mum (2003). She has... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 15.99
?A Hospital Odyssey is an outrageously imaginative voyage through illness and healing. Drawing on the most recent biomedical research into stem cells and cancer, the poem is a journey through the body’s inner space and the strange habitats created by disease, including the chimeras people see when they’re unwell. Maris, whose husband,... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 9.99
Against all odds, recent graduate Sofia gets a job as PA to one of the wealthiest bankers in the country. But her mother questions whether she gave more than a good interview to get it. While the unapologetic bankers get rich, others are losing everything they've worked for. Just what will they be driven to? Suicide? Murder? In a subtle game of... more...
- The Gallery Press 2015; US$ 14.99
Seán Dunne's mother died at the age of thirty-three, when he was four years old. In My Father's House, his account of the trials and tests of a childhood in Waterford in the 1960s, touched a communal heart when it was published in 1991, and became a bestseller. This eloquent testimony to one fractured family's capacity to prevail, including the heroic... more...