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Fishing the Sloe-black River (original 1996; edition 1995)
by Colum McCann
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0753805367, Paperback)An ageing nun is tracked to ground by her sister; a garrulous beautician must lay out the corpse of a loved one. These are eloquent tales of exile and displacement, of characters always in search of a way back home or of a way to leave it. Mischievous, assured and versatile, Colum McCann's collection of short stories marks him out as one of our best contemporary writers.
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