Each story is a perfect kingdom

{ "#" : "There are Little Kingdoms," , "i" : "Stories by Kevin Barry, The Stinging Fly Press, €12"}

10th March, 2007

{ "#" : "There are Little Kingdoms, Limerick-born author Kevin Barry’s immensely entertaining debut collection of stories is filled with compelling characters, each of them fleshed out by his pungent power of description." , "i" : "Stories by Kevin Barry, The Stinging Fly Press, €12"}

Most of his stories draw their power from character and setting rather than from plot, though when plot rears its head, it does so with unsettling suddenness.

In the Irish-set tales that make...

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