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Show Them a Good Time

Show Them a Good Time

A young, broke Irish woman narrates her relationship with a successful comedian in New York. Angela makes her way through a series of meaningless, dead-end dates in a basement restaurant. Two university students collaborate on a play - but the unemployment offices lurks around th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781526611925
Barcode 9781526611925
Published 3 June 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Flattery, Nicole
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ISBN-13 9781526611925
ISBN-10 1526611929
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Circus
Publication Date 3 June 2019
International Publication Date 21 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Flattery, Nicole
Category Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Weight 290g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 994731

Description of this Book

A young, broke Irish woman narrates her relationship with a successful comedian in New York. Angela makes her way through a series of meaningless, dead-end dates in a basement restaurant. Two university students collaborate on a play - but the unemployment offices lurks around the corner. Show Them a Good Time is a collection that explores and subverts types - men and women, their assigned roles and meanings - in modern society. Exuberant and irreverent, accomplished and unexpected, it marks the arrival of a thrilling new voice in fiction.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I first encountered Nicole Flattery's work through the Stinging Fly, and I'm forever grateful I did -- Sally Rooney The first time I read Nicole Flattery, again in The Fly, I was captivated - the voice, the word choice, the oddest dramaturgical line. I thought, my god, she could be the Irish Miranda July. Or the Irish Miranda off Miranda -- Gavin Corbett * Irish Times * Written in a misleadingly offhand deadpan, 'Track' covers seemingly familiar ground - an abusive relationship, a young woman adrift in the big city, the pitfalls of fame and money - at such an oblique angle that it demands repeated reading. It's also very funny, and very sad -- Jon McGregor * Top 10 contemporary short stories, Guardian *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Nicole Flattery's work has been published in the Stinging Fly, the White Review, the Dublin Review, BBC Radio 4, the Irish Times, Winter Papers and the forthcoming 2019 Faber anthology of new Irish writing. Her story `Track' won the 2017 White Review Short Story Prize. She is twenty-nine years old and lives in Galway.

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