A lazy eye : stories Mary Morrissy.
A lazy eye : stories Mary Morrissy. A lazy eye : stories Mary Morrissy. Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Book's title: A lazy eye : stories Mary Morrissy. Library of Congress Control Number: 96018357. Formatted Contents Note: Bookworm Possibilities Rosa A lazy eye The cantilever principle The playhouse In times of war Moment of downfall Invisible mending A marriage of convenience Two china dogs Divided attention Plaque Agony aunt A curse.
A lazy eye : stories. by. Morrissy, Mary, 1957-. Bookworm - Possibilities - Rosa - A lazy eye - The cantilever principle - The playhouse - In times of war - Moment of downfall - Invisible mending - A marriage of convenience - Two china dogs - Divided attention - Plaque - Agony aunt - A curse. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
From Dublin-based Morrissy (Mother of Pearl, 1995), 15 stories that at their best sing with feeling, though the strain of artifice at other times threatens to damp the tone
From Dublin-based Morrissy (Mother of Pearl, 1995), 15 stories that at their best sing with feeling, though the strain of artifice at other times threatens to damp the tone. Family life-especially the poor and crowded kind-comes alive in Morrissy's hands.
Even a quick scan through the stories in "A Lazy Eye" is enough to make you grateful for your own, comparatively unblighted existence. In "Bookworm," a tightly-wound kleptomaniac makes a career of stealing books and shredding them to pieces in the privacy of her apartment. Rosa" revolves around an unwanted pregnancy, and concludes with the baby being abandoned in a department store Christmas display: "When they dismantled the crib in the new year they would find the creature as dead and as frozen as the one originally placed there.
Mary Morrissy is the author of three novels, Mother of Pearl, The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey, and a collection of stories, A Lazy Eye. Her second collection of stories, Prosperity Drive, is forthcoming in 2016. Mother of Pearl, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award (now Costa) and The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey were both nominated for the Dublin Impac International Literary Award. Her short fiction has been anthologised widely, most recently in Dubliners 100 and All Over Ireland: New Irish Short Stories.
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The stories in this collection by Irish writer Mary Morrissy are about women who are marginalized or somehow outcast, usually by some bodily weakness. Excellent Selection of Stories. com User, July 6, 2004.
Maggie Conover, a writer for a travel magazine, returns to a small Caribbean island to work on an update to a guidebook entry she wrote. As Morris travels south to Mexico, she leaves the old measurements behind and confronts the realities of place, of poverty, of machismo, and of her own self.
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Mary Morrissy is a Dubliner, and these stories are laced with the kind of guilt only a Catholic upbringing can bequeath. In the sad, skewed world of Mary Morrissy's women, only the guilty feel blameless. One is an unrepentant shoplifter. In the story called 'Divided Attention', the narrator (all the main characters are women) is the victim of an obscene phone caller.