'Heaven Lies About Us
give me joy' Colm Toibin
In these twelve stories, Eugene McCabe plumbs the soul of the Irishborder counties, where confusion, divided loyalties, and conflict arepart of everyday life. A master of arresting dialogue and intimatecharacterisation, celebrated as a major playwright and author of one ofthe most important Irish novels of the last fifty years, McCabedemonstrates his outstanding gift for short fiction in this revelatoryand haunting collection.
Eugene McCabe was born in Glasgow in 1930. His novel Death and Nightingales
,published in 1992, was described by Michael Ondaatje as 'a deeplymoving, powerful, and unforgettable book'; John Banville said that it'should put Eugene McCabe in the first rank of contemporary Irishnovelists', and Colm Toibin called it 'clearly one of the great Irishmasterpieces of the century'. Eugene McCabe lives in Co. Monaghan.
‘there is the sublime sweep of McCabe's craggy cadences to sustain you, and he takes an ingenious delight in the mechanics of language’.