From the writer of City of Bohane, a debut assortment that "could simply were titled ‘These Are Little Masterpieces'" (The Irish Times)
This award-winning tale assortment through Kevin Barry summons all of the laughter, darkness, and depth of latest Irish existence. a couple of speedy ladies court docket hassle as they cool their heels on a gradual evening in a small city. Lonesome hill walkers take to the excessive reaches in pursuit of a saving embody. A bewildered guy steps off a rustic bus looking for his identity―and a stiff drink. those tales, choked with a grand feel of life's absurdity, shape a remarkably sure-footed assortment that reads like a modern day Dubliners. The winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a 2007 e-book of the yr in The Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, and Metro, There Are Little Kingdoms marks the beautiful front of a author who burst onto the literary scene absolutely formed.