Friday July 10, 2020

Humour saves collection from a fall

Vertigo is an excellent collection, but with a niche appeal

10th April, 2016
Joanna Walsh’s short stories teem with oblique narratives Pic: Wayne Thomas

The latest publication from Irish publishing house Tramp Press is an intriguing collection of short stories by Joanna Walsh, an author who is enjoying a sudden prolificity.

In 2015, the British author and illustrator published three books: Hotel, a memoir about marriage breakdown and a meditation on the purgatorial space of hotels; Grow a Pair: 9 and 1/2 Fairytales About Love; and Vertigo, a collection of short stories with the modern marriage at its heart,...

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