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Silver Threads Of Hope

Silver Threads Of Hope


Edited by Sinead Gleeson

Read stories by: Kevin Barry, Greg Baxter, Dermot Bolger, John Boyne, Declan Burke, John Butler, Trevor Byrne, Emma Donoghue, Roddy Doyle, Dermot Healy, Christine-Dwyer Hickey, Declan Hughes, Arlene Hunt, Colm Keegan, John Kelly, Claire Kilroy, Pat McCabe, Colum McCann, John McKenna, Belinda McKeon, Mike McCormack, Siobhan Mannion, Peter Murphy, Nuala Ni Chonchuir, Phillip O'Ceallaigh, Keith Ridgway, William Wall and Mary Costello.

C-format, hardback | 320pp | ISBN 978-1-84840-181-5 | Release Date: September 2012

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Collected and edited by Sin̩ead Gleeson and with an introduction by Anne Enright, Silver Threads of Hope is a remarkable anthology of short stories, in aid of Console, written by some of Ireland's leading writers. From the parodied etiquette of Celtic Tiger dinner parties to the first tentative signs of new found love in a coastal tattoo parlour, the collection features stories that evoke feelings of sadness, happiness and humour. Silver Threads of Hope showcases some of the finest Irish writing in one of the country's most celebrated forms.