The Burning Ground

The Burning Ground (Paperback)

By Adam O Riordan 
Publisher: bloomsbury publishing
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781408864791
No. of Pages: 208
Publish Date: 2018-01-18
Binding: Paperback
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About The Book

A masterful debut short story collection from the award-winning, critically-acclaimed poetAdam O'RiordanIn these eight stories, an English writer focuses his gaze on America's West Coast,moving from fractured lives in remote, sun-scorched towns to the charged hum ofVenice Beach.

A man visits his long-distance lover in Los Angeles and forges an unexpected bond witha fellow traveller on the way; a teenager interviews a businessman for his schoolnewspaper and their paths continue to cross, throughout life; the foreman of a desertbuilding project embarks on a journey down the Pacific Coast Highway and intoCalifornia's underworld when his employer's daughter goes missing; a lonely widowerreflects on the past and confronts a disturbing and long suppressed memory; adivorced father tries to reconnect with his son on a hunting trip; an artist finds peace inexile after the disintegration of an affair; and itinerant Brits discuss love and acting indowntown LA.

Written with an outsider's keen eye, this collection of stories paints an intimate portrait ofdiverse lives, in a work of remarkable beauty and poignancy

About The Author

Adam O'Riordan was born in Manchester in 1982 and read English at Oxford University.In 2008 O'Riordan became the youngest Writer in Residence at The Wordsworth Trust,the Centre for British Romanticism. His first collection of poetry, In the Flesh, won aSomerset Maugham Award in 2011. He is Senior Lecturer at the Writing School atManchester Metropolitan University. The Burning Ground is his first collection of shortstories.

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Title: The Burning Ground
Publisher: bloomsbury publishing
Author: Adam O Riordan
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781408864791
No. of Pages: 208
Publish Date: 2018-01-18
Binding: Paperback

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