Shadow Voices : 200 Years of Irish Genre Fiction ed by John Connolly - hardcvr
NOTE: The 5 copies I had are all sold. However, I have another small batch of the book arriving soon. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy and I will let you know when they arrive. I will be able to get signed bookplates from John Connolly for later copies.
Hardcover. While supplies last, we have a handful of these in their special early US release, SIGNED by John Connolly! Not only that, but John dropped off the last of his supply of Shadow Voices tote bags (first 2 customers get these!), and delicious little black-enveloped packets of fabulous ephemera to go with them.
The story of genre fiction - horror, romantic fiction, science fiction, crime writing, and more - is also the story of Irish fiction. Irish writers have given the world Lemuel Gulliver, Dracula, and the world of Narnia. They have produced pioneering tales of detection, terrifying ghost stories and ground-breaking women's popular fiction.
Now, for the first time, John Connolly's one volume presents the history of Irish genre writing and uses it to explore how we think about fiction itself.
Deeply researched, and passionately argued, SHADOW VOICES takes the lives of more than sixty writers - by turns tragic, amusing, and adventurous, but always extraordinary - and sets them alongside the stories they have written, to create a new way of looking at genre and literature, both Irish and beyond.
Here are vampires and monsters, murderers and cannibals. Here are female criminal
masterminds and dogged detectives, star-crossed lovers and vengeful spouses.
Here are the SHADOW VOICES.