The Resource Young skins, Colin Barrett

Young skins, Colin Barrett

Label
Young skins
Title
Young skins
Statement of responsibility
Colin Barrett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Enter the small, rural town of Glanbeigh, a place whose fate took a downturn with the Celtic Tiger, a desolate spot where buffoonery and tension simmer and erupt, and booze-sodden boredom fills the corners of every pub and nightclub. Here and in the towns beyond, the young live hard and wear the scars. Amongst them, there's jilted Jimmy, whose best friend, Tug, is the terror of the town and Jimmy's sole company in his search for the missing Clancy kid; Bat, a lovesick soul with a face like "a bowl of mashed-up spuds" even before Nubbin Tansey's boot kicked it in; and Arm, a young and desperate criminal whose fate is shaped when he and his partner, Dympna, fail to carry out a job. In each story, a local voice delineates the grittiness of post-boom Irish society. These are unforgettable characters rendered through silence, humor, and violence"--
Member of
Has edition
Summary
A collection of darkly humorous, gritty tales follows the experiences of hard-living young adults in the pubs and nightclubs of rural Gandbeigh
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Guardian First Book Award, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
  • Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
  • Guardian First Book Award
  • Rooney Prize for Irish Literature
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10372695
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrett, Colin
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.A7745
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Mayo (Ireland : County)
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Young skins, Colin Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
"First published in Ireland in 2013 by Stinging Fly Press. This edition published in Great Britain in 2014 by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Random House Group Limited."--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Clancy kid
  • Bait
  • The moon
  • Stand your skin
  • Calm with horses
  • Diamonds
  • Kindly forget my existence
Control code
ocn883651083
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780802123329
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883651083
Label
Young skins, Colin Barrett
Publication
Distribution
Note
"First published in Ireland in 2013 by Stinging Fly Press. This edition published in Great Britain in 2014 by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Random House Group Limited."--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Clancy kid
  • Bait
  • The moon
  • Stand your skin
  • Calm with horses
  • Diamonds
  • Kindly forget my existence
Control code
ocn883651083
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780802123329
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883651083

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