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After a Dance The Estate of Bridget O'Connor

After a Dance By The Estate of Bridget O'Connor

After a Dance by The Estate of Bridget O'Connor


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A visceral, entertaining and unforgettable collection of stories from the celebrated author and screenwriter, Bridget O'Connor.

After a Dance Summary

After a Dance: Selected Stories by The Estate of Bridget O'Connor

After a Dance is the compiled collection of short stories from acclaimed writer Bridget O'Connor, with an exclusive preface from the author's daughter, Constance Straughan.

'These are some of the wildest, arresting, just plain brilliant short stories I've read in a long time.' - Roddy Doyle, author of The Woman Who Walked Into Doors


Bridget O'Connor was one of the great short story writers of her generation. She had a voice that was viscerally funny and an eye for both the glaring reality and the absurdity of the everyday.

In After A Dance, we meet a selection of O'Connor's most memorable characters often living on the margin of their own lives: from the anonymous thief set on an unusual prize to the hungover best man clinging to what he's lost, to the unrepentant gold-digger who always comes out on top. From unravelling narcissists to melancholy romantics all human life is here - at its best and at its delightful worst.

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These are some of the wildest, arresting, just plain brilliant short stories I've read in a long time. -- Roddy Doyle

About The Estate of Bridget O'Connor

Bridget O'Connor was born in London in 1961, and began her career as a writer whilst working in a building-site canteen. In her spare moments she penned darkly comic and excruciatingly well observed short stories, one of which, Harp, won the 1991 Time Out short story prize. Two collections followed, Here Comes John (1993) and Tell Her You Love Her (1997). In 2001 her stage play The Flags was performed at the Manchester Royal Exchange before being produced in Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Slovenia, and Australia. Like so much of her writing, it was praised as much for being sharp and gritty as for its sublimely drawn characters and situations (The Guardian). As a screenwriter, Bridget often worked with her husband, Peter Straughan, and their final screenplay together was the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. She once called herself a happy pessimist, and shining humour into dark corners was a speciality in her work and elsewhere. Bridget died in 2010, and was survived by Peter and their daughter Constance.

Additional information

GOR013597429
9781035024896
1035024896
After a Dance: Selected Stories by The Estate of Bridget O'Connor
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2024-02-15
160
N/A
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