Mistakes lead to superb collection of short stories

{ "b" : "Pieces For The Left Hand," , "cite" : "by J Robert Lennon, Granta Books, €14.40."}

2nd April, 2005

{ "b" : "Pieces For The Left Hand," , "cite" : "by J Robert Lennon, Granta Books, €14.40."}

These “very short stories'‘, as Lennon calls them, are proof of his inventiveness and versatility, if we ever needed it. The setting aside, these sparse, deadpan anecdotes have little in common with Mailman (2003), his comic epic about the decline of Albert Lippincott, a neurotic postman.

Our storyteller is happily unemployed, and spends his “excellent days'‘ looking out the window...

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